When Edgar Harold Percy Manton was born on 6 September 1870, in Fiji, his father, Arthur Percy Manton, was 23 and his mother, Emily Frances Shorter, was 25. He died in 1955, in Hawthorn, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 85.
European settlers at Levuka island organize a national government and name Cakobau king of Fiji following local disorder.
Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.
First Federal election.
1 English: habitational name from any of the various places so called, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Wiltshire. For the most part the first element is either Old English (ge)mæne ‘common’, ‘shared’ ( see Manley , Manship ), or the Old English byname Mann(a) ( see Mann ). However, in the case of Manton in Lincolnshire the early forms show clearly that it was Old English m(e)alm ‘sand’, ‘chalk’, with reference to the poor soil of the region. The second element is in each case Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manntáin ‘descendant of Manntán’, a personal name derived from a diminutive of manntach ‘toothless’.