16th December: The First Boer war, begins between Great Britain and Dutch settlers in South Africa.
16th February: The Canadian Pacific Railway Company was incorporated and construction of the Canadian trans-continental railway began.
23rd March: The First Boer war ends with a final peace treaty on. It gave the Boers self-government in the Transvaal under a theoretical British oversight.
September: First electrical power plant and grid in Godalming, Britain.
15th November: The Berlin Conference (Kongokonferenz or "Congo Conference") took place.
22nd August: The Sino-French War began
April: The Sino-French War ends and leds to the formation of French Indochina.
9th June: Treaty of Tientsin is signed officially ending the Sino-French War.
Autumn: Unification of Bulgaria.
7th November: The Canadian trans-continental railway is completed
26th November: The Berlin Conference ended, the outcome is the General Act of the Berlin Conference, which signalled the start of the European Scramble for Africa.