German historian Theodor Mommsen is awarded the Nobel prize for Literature for "his historical writing with special reference to his monumental work, "A History of Rome"
- Howard Koch, American playwright and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
- Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter, born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia (d. 2003)
Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No