- 60th Grand National: John Gourley wins aboard 25/1 shot Drogheda
- Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in NYC
- Swami Vivekananda initiates Margaret Noble (Sister Nivedita) into vow of Brahmacharya, first western woman received into Indian monastic order
Writer O. Henry sentenced to 5 years in prison for embezzling $854 from a bank reportedly to pay for his sick wife's medical bills. Goes on to write many classics while in jail including "Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking".
Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No