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Ted Sears is born in Massachusetts, USA. he will find success as an animator, lyricist and scriptwriter, best-known for his work for Disney, where he worked as a writer from 1931 until his death.
Banjoist and comedian Al Reeves' Famous Big Company plays the second of three nights at The Gaeity Theatre, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. The entertainment, a blackface minstrel show, is billed as featuring "20 White and 20 Black, headed by the celebrated Inez Mecusker".
Henry Hornbeck of Sag Harbour, Long Island, New York State, USA, files a patent for an improvement to the autoharp
by equipping it with with a keyboard similar to the keyboard of a piano and whereby the strings are automatically stopped.
Scottish songwriter Lady John Scott
, also known as Alicia Scott, best known for writing the tune Annie Laurie, dies at Spottiswoode in the Scottish Borders.