Thomas Carlyle begins his famous lecture series "The Hero as Divinity", later collected in his book "On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History"
- Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, German composer, dies at 67
- Matthäus Fischer, German organist and composer, dies at 76
Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 180 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes
Star Sign: Taurus