Duke of Cornwall and York opens
the first Parliament of the Australian Commonwealth at Melbourne.
makes his maiden speech in the House of Commons as MP for Oldham. Veteran
political commentator Henry Lucy feels that he 'is not likely to eclipse
the fame' of his father, Randolph. More
Explosion at the Universal
Colliery Company pits near Caerphilly kills over 80 men. More
Attack on General
Dixon's rearguard at Vlakfontein in the Transvaal leads to accusations
in the Daily Mail of Boer atrocities against British wounded.
These are at first denied and then admitted by the Secretary of State
for War in Parliament. More on the war in South