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Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century
- January 9 - Humbert I becomes King of Italy
- January 28 - The Yale News becomes the first daily, college newspaper in the United States.
- February 2 - Greece declares war on Turkey.
- February 11 - 1st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms.
- February 11 - 1st weekly Weather report published in UK
- February 18 - The Lincoln County War begins in Lincoln County, New Mexico
- February 19 - The phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison
- February 28 - Mississippi State University is created by the Mississippi Legislature (under the name The Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi)
- March 3 - Bulgaria regained its independence from Ottoman Empire.
- March 24 - The UK frigate Eurydice sinks, killing 300.
- May 15 - Tokyo Stock Exchange established
- July 13 - The Treaty of Berlin makes Serbia completely independent
- July 26 - In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box will be found later with a taunting poem inside.
- September 3 - Over 640 die when when the crowded pleasure boat Princess Alice collides with the Bywell Castle in the River Thames.
- October 15 - The Edison Electric Company begins operation.
- October 17 - John A. Macdonald returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
- West Bromwich Albion F.C play their first match.
Year in topic
- January 6 - Carl Sandburg, poet, historian (+ 1967)
- January 12 - Ferenc Molnár, author (+ 1952)
- January 20 - Ruth St. Denis, dancer († 1968)
- January 25 - Ernst Alexanderson, television pioneer
- February 2 - Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer
- February 5 - André Citroën, automobile pioneer
- February 8 - Martin Buber, philosopher
- March 16 - Clemens August Graf von Galen, archbishop of Münster and cardinal (+ 1946)
- March 22 - Michel Théato, Luxembourg athlete
- March 27 - Sir George Gilbert Scott, architect
- March 31 - Jack Johnson, the first African American to hold a boxing title.
- April 6 - Erich Mühsam, German author (+ 1934)
- April 24 - Jean Crotti, Swiss artist
- May 10 - Gustav Stresemann, politician and recipient of the Nobel Prize in peace 1926 (+ 1929)
- May 26 - Isadora Duncan, dancer (+ 1927)
- July 4 - George M. Cohan, singer, dancer, composer, actor, writer (+ 1942)
- July 24 - Edward Plunkett, Baron Dunsany, Irish author
- October 1 - Othmar Spann, Austrian philosopher and economist
- December 25 - Louis Chevrolet, automobile builder (+ 1941)
- December 26 - Jack Johnson, African-American boxer