- 450 school children escaped a fire at Ward school No. 18 in New York.
- Guides rescued a Mr. Bainbridge as he came close to going over Niagra Falls, who held onto a rock for half an hour before help arrived.
- The banks of France and Austria were in a poor state. Distrust of government made for poor economic conditions.
- Louis Napoleon assumed dictatorship of France following a coup d’ etat.