BORN TODAY: in Glenbuck, Ayshire, Scotland ~ William (Bill) Shankly, OBE, manager of Liverpool Football (soccer) club from 1959 to 1974.
~ 21 die and 30 are injured when two trains collide at New Haven in Connecticut, USA
~ 14 die and 38 are injured when two trains collide at Ais Gill on the Carlisle to Settle railway in Northern England.
~ In Dublin, Ireland, seven die, including four children, when two tenement buildings in Church Street collapse.
Society and Culture: in England, Jane Condon is convicted of habitual drunkenness under the Habitual Drunkards Act of 1879 and sentenced to serve three years in a certified inebriate reformatory.