Book - 1895
Good condition set of four.
January–February – "Great Frost".
3 January – Première of Oscar Wilde's comedy An Ideal Husband at the Haymarket Theatre in London.
12 January – The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is founded in England by Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley.
25 January – First international hockey match: Wales v. Ireland.
11 February — The lowest ever UK temperature of −27.2°C (measured as −17°F) is recorded at Braemar in Aberdeenshire. (This UK Weather Record is equalled in 1982 and again in 1995.)
14 February – Première of Oscar Wilde's last play, the comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, at St. James' Theatre, London.
18 February – The Marquess of Queensberry leaves a message at the Albermarle Club accusing Oscar Wilde of being a sodomite, inducing Wilde to charge him with criminal libel. The case of Wilde v Queensberry opens on 3 April, with Edward Carson defending Queensbury.
16 March – First international hockey match played by an England team: England v. Ireland at Richmond, Surrey. England win 5–0.
29 March – The National Trust acquires, by donation, its first landholding for preservation, Dinas Oleu, above Barmouth in Wales.
30 March – Birt Acres films The Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race.
6 April – Oscar Wilde is arrested at the Cadogan Hotel, London, for gross indecency, after losing his libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
2 May – British South Africa Company's territory south of the Zambesi renamed 'Rhodesia'. 25 May - Oscar Wilde is convicted of gross indecency and is taken to Pentonville Prison to begin his two years' sentence of hard labour.
25 May - Henry Irving becomes the first actor invested with a knighthood.
21 June – Lord Rosebery resigns as Prime Minister after defeat in a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons over the supply of cordite to the army. Lord Salisbury takes over the office.
15 July – Archie MacLaren scores a County Championship record innings of 424 for Lancashire against Somerset at Taunton.
7 August – General election is won by the Conservative Party under Lord Salisbury.
10 August - First Henry Wood Promenade Concert held, at the Queen's Hall, London.
10 August - Bolton Wanderers F.C. move into their new Burnden Park stadium.
29 August – The Northern Rugby Football Union is formed at a meeting in the George Hotel, Huddersfield. This is now the governing body for the sport of Rugby League, known as the Rugby Football League.
11 September – The FA Cup is stolen from a shop window in Birmingham; it is never recovered.
14 September – Derby County F.C. move into the Baseball Ground, which was built five years ago to serve the town's unsuccessful baseball team.
4 October – English golfer Horace Rawlins, 21, wins the first US Open golf tournament.
15 October – First motor show in Britain held at Tunbridge Wells.
1 November – The last turnpike toll-gates in the UK are removed, from Llanfairpwllgwyngyll on Anglesey.
December – Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War begins.
24 December – Kingstown Lifeboat Disaster: In Ireland, the Kingstown Life-boat capsizes on service: all fifteen crew are lost.
29 December – The Jameson Raid: invasion of Transvaal.