Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
Author Laurence J. Nicolson was born.
- An unidentified full rigged ship, registered in New York, U.S.A and laden with a cargo of timber, wrecked in the Bay of Quendale, Dunrossness.
- The Zephyr, a sail sloop of Lerwick and laden with a cargo of bricks, wrecked in Lunda Wick, Unst. All of the crew were saved.