First British submarine boat
launched at Barrow-in-Furness.
General Sir Redvers
Buller defends his role in the siege of Ladysmith in public, claiming
he is the victim of a conspiracy. He is subsequently sacked from the
army. More on Buller.
Company, the largest company in Britain, is formed to combat American
competition. More on the economy.
Brazilian aeronaut Santos Dumont
pilots a motor balloon from St. Cloud in Paris around the Eiffel Tower
and back within half an hour, winning the Deutsche prize of 100,000 francs.
The Times reports that he 'drove his balloon as easily and
dexterously as a competent jockey rides a well-trained horse'. More
on air transport.