Gen. William Jenkins Worth, veteran of the War of 1812 and the Mexican War, dies of cholera in San Antonio. Fort Worth was named for him on November 14, 1849.
The cornerstone is laid for Groos Bank.
Cleaning out a snake pit at the Witte Museum's reptile garden, A. B. Stokes found $3 in pennies tossed by visitors who wanted to hear the snakes rattle.