Volume One of Thomas Carlyle's famous work "The French Revolution: A History" is accidentally burnt by a maid using it as fire starter before its publication. Carlyle re-writes it.
- Charles Ewing, American attorney and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1883)
- Ludwik Grossman, Polish composer (Duch Wojewody - The Ghost of Voyvode), born in Tureck, Poland (d. 1915)
Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 185 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No
Star Sign: Pisces