Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years.
- Clarence M Kelley, FBI head
- Nathaniel Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle)
- Paul Grégoire, French Canadian archbishop of Montreal (d. 1993)
- Sonny Terry, blind Piedmont blues musician, born in Greensboro, Georgia (d. 1986)