Wilhelm Konrad von Rontgen discovers X-rays.
The Lumiere brothers open the first public cinema in Paris.
April 23 - Regular Lyttelton - Wellington Cook ferry service inaugurated by "Penguin".
August 12 - In 1895 Minnie Dean became the first (and only) woman to be hanged by law in New Zealand. Known as the 'Winton baby farmer', she had been convicted of the murder of baby Dorothy Edith Carter in a sensational trial in Invercargill.
Credit: Ch-Ch City Libraries
'Extract from an article on Trotting and its Progress in South Canterbury.'
...The Gleniti Trot, the principal event at the Timaru meeting in 1895, was won by Fiddler, owned and driven by Miss Isabel Button, who figured at many courses until women were excluded...
Credit: 'Old Sport' writing in NZ Trotting Calendar 28Nov45