- The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.
- Wilton St Hill, WI cricketer (3 Tests 1928-30)
British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace
- Guy de Maupassant, French author (b. 1850)