On the Thames in London, Oxford wins the twenty-fourth rowing of the University Boat Race.
The 24th edition of the University Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge took place on the Thames in west London starting just before nine in the morning after some wet and windy weather. In one of the fastest and closest contests that saw the lead change hands several time, the title holding Oxford eight were winners by less than a length. The time taken over the four and a half mile course from Putney to Mortlake was twenty-two minutes and 39 seconds, more than three minutes faster than the 1866 race. (By John Osborne)
W.F. MacMichael, The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races, A Chronicle .....(London: Bell and Daldy, 1870), 339-344.