The Doherty brothers beat the American
champions in the men's mixed doubles at Wimbledon. Mrs Sterry wins the
Guildhall rally passes a vote of 'complete confidence' in the government's
policy in South Africa, protesting against the 'unpatriotic attacks
of their opponents'.
Earl Russell is found
guilty of bigamy by the House of Lords and is sentenced to three months'
imprisonment in Holloway gaol despite claiming that he believed his
divorce and remarriage in Nevada, USA, were valid. More
on the Russell case.
In the case
of the Taff Vale Company -v- the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants,
the House of Lords rules that a trades union can be sued as a corporate
body. This means victory for the company, which was suing for £23,000
in damages caused by striking members.