Birt Acres films the Boat Race
Birt Acres films the Derby
Birt Acres films the opening of the Kiel Canal
Louis and Auguste Lumière present first projected film performance for a paying audience at the Grand Café, Paris.
Birt Acres demonstrates moving image camera and projector at Royal Photographic Society, with film of 1895 Oxford / Cambridge boat race and Epsom Derby.
Lumière brothers exhibit at Polytechnic Hall, Regent Street, London and subsequently move to the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square.
R.W. Paul begins film shows at the Alhambra, Leicester Square.
Producer and studio head Michael Balcon born in Birmingham.
The Soldier's Courtship (d. R.W. Paul): first British fiction film.
Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria
British Mutoscope and Biograph Company established, with studio at Adelphi Arches, the Strand, London.
The Miller and the Sweep (d. G.A. Smith)
Mitchell and Kenyon film company established by S. Mitchell and James Kenyon in Lancashire.
Cecil Hepworth publishes 'The ABC of Cinematography', the world's first manual of cinematography.
Director and founder of the documentary movement John Grierson born in Deanston, Scotland (d. 1972)
The Gaumont Company in Britain set up by A.C. Bromhead and T.A. Walsh in London.
Birt Acres launches Birtac, the first movie camera to use sub-standard gauge film.
Cecil Hepworth, having set up a film printing laboratory the previous year, begins production in partnership with H.V.Lawley, with premises at Walton-on-Thames.
Director Alfred Hitchcock born in Leytonstone, East London (d. 1980)
10,000 British troops are sent to Natal, South Africa, signalling the start of the Boer War.