| This Year In|
- Giovanni V. Schiaparelli publishes the first really detailed map of Mars, including its canali. These channels, or canals, are hypothesized to be artificial waterways built by a sentient Martian race.
- The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is founded.
- Joseph Ryelander splits with his own House (House Thig) and joins House Janissary.
- A bronze instructional model of a sheep's liver, used to teach the art of haruspicy, is discovered in a field in Setima di Gossolengo, near Piacenza.