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- February 29 (NS): King George I dismisses Theodoros Deligiannis eventhough the latter commands the majority of seats in the Hellenic Parliament.
- May 3: Charilaos Trikoupis triumphs in the general elections winning 160 (of 207) seats in the Hellenic Parliament.
- June 22 (NS): Charilaos Trikoupis forms a government which will be in power when Greece declares bankruptcy.
- November 25: A young Frenchmen named Pierre de Coubertin, first pitched his idea to revive the Olympic Games at a meeting of the Union des Sports Athlétiques in Paris.