- Meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
- Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke, North Carolina, killing 100
- Charles Fourier, French utopian socialist (Harmony universal), dies
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 185 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No
Star Sign: Libra