First Municipal Council election to a board of 18 members was conducted after Fort Cochin was made a municipality in 1866.
The British Parliament considered a major bill to allow Indian judges to try Europeans in India. The British community raised in protest and defeats the measure.
September 15 - Bombay Natural History Society was founded.
Bhargavaram Viththal Varerkar was born. He was a Marathi writer.
September 14 - Gadicharla Harisarvothama Rao was born. He was a freedom fighter.
February 17 - Vasudeo Balwant Phadke died after going on a hunger strike to death. He was a revolutionary freedom fighter and is considered as the father of the armed struggle for India's independence.
October 30 - Dayanand Saraswati died. He is the founder of the Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movement of the Vedic tradition.