Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- An extreme barometric low pressure of 922,8 hPa at sealevel was reported from Shetland, which is still the "European record" until today
- Rev. George Low's unique account of his "Tour through Orkney and Schetland, 1774" was published for the first time.
- First publication of George Stewart's Shetland Fireside Tales
- Rev. Dr. James Ingram of Unst (b. April 3, 1776), Presbyterian minister, died at age 103.
The Monchgut, a wooden hulled, three masted schooner, laden with a cargo of timber and tar, of Stralsund, Germany, from Gothenburg, Sweden, for Torshavn, Faroe, wrecked on Cubbie Skerry, Fair Isle. All of the crew were saved.
The Eleonore von Flotow, a wooden hulled vessel of Rostock, Germany, laden with a cargo of timber from Archangel, Russia to Bordeaux, France put in to Lerwick Harbour in a leaking condition, was condemned and purchased by Hay & Company for use as a store on the beach in Hay's Dock. The hulk was eventually broken up in the 1960's.
Christmas was observed on this date for the first time in Lerwick according to the 'new style' Gregorian Calendar.