7 of 13 portraits of Léon Gambetta
by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1882
4 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. (114 mm x 90 mm) image size
acquired unknown source, 1883
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Current affairsThe Ashes Test cricket series is born. The series gets its name from a satirical obituary published in the English newspaper The Sporting Times, stating that English cricket had died and its cremated body was being taken back to Australia, after England, with batsmen W. G. Grace and Charles Studd, lost the first home match to Australia at the Oval.
The Married Women's Property Act is passed, securing equal property rights between married couples.