October 12 - Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) was enacted by British, which named over 160 communities "Criminal Tribes", i.e. hereditary criminals.
January 3 - Kuriakose Elias Chavara, T.O.C.D. was died in Koonammavu, Cochin, British India at the age of 65. He was the co-founder and first Prior General of the first congregation for men in the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, now known as the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate.