In Italy, Mount Vesuvius commences an extended period of eruption and lava flows.
The active volcano of Mount Vesuvius, near Naples in southern Italy, had been rumbling ominously throughout the final months of 1867 and on this day heavy eruptions and accompanying local earth tremors recommenced and lasted for several weeks. Lava flows were heavy along the western side of the mountain but no serious damage or loss of life was reported. (By John Osborne)
John Phillips, Vesuvius (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1869), p. 114.
"The Eruption of Vesuvius," Harper's Weekly Magazine, February 8, 1868, p. 93.