- Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
US Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands established by Abraham Lincoln to help destitute free blacks
- Alexander Winkler, Russian composer, born in Kharkiv, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1935)
Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No
Star Sign: Pisces