Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The first Shetland produced newspaper, The Shetland Advertiser, was publised by Charles D. Jamieson.
- A Free Church congregation was formed in West Yell. Initially services were held in the open air, or in a barn, at Lindburn.
A lifebuoy marked Preciosa, van Stavanger, or Preciosa van Stravanger reported recovered from the sea near Cunningsburgh. Nothing further is known of this vessel.
Opening of the 'higher school at the Anderson Educational Institute', (now Anderson High School).
Robert Bruce (3), who later became the eight Laird Bruce of Symbister, married Anne, eldest daughter of Archibald Simson of Comedpore, Bengal.
"The Free Church of Unst have found it necessary to suspend 20 of their members for dancing, and two for happening to be passengers in a vessel that sailed on a Sunday."<ref>The Shetland Book</ref>
Opening of the 'lower school at the Anderson Educational Institute'.
- The Agility, a fishing vessel, wrecked on Sumburgh Head.
The schooner Maria Key wrecked at Burrafirth.
Andrina Gifford, unwed daughter of Andrew Gifford of Ollaberry, died at Glasgow.
The Norueguesa, a schooner, of Spain, from Bilbao, Spain for Scalloway via Lerwick to load fish, drove ashore from anchor in Leven Wick. Although declared a wreck, she was subsequently refloated, but being very leaky quickly sank.
- An unidentified vessel, in ballast, registered in Bo'ness, Scotland, drove ashore on the Taing of Levenwick, Dunrossness. It is not known whether the vessel was salvaged or became a wreck.