The United States and Great Britain sign the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty
The United States and Great Britain signed the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, by which the two countries agreed to share custody of any trans-oceanic canal to be built across Central America in the future. (By Brian Bockelman)
Neville Williams, ed., Chronology of World History, vol. 3 (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1999), 256.