– The British Government meets with delegates from the Maritimes and Canadas to pledge support for Confederation. In addition to financing the Intercolonial Railway, the “London Resolutions” pledge a 10 year allowance to New Brunswick for lost revenues.
– Radio station CJEM goes on the air in Edmundston.
– The British brig “HMS Plumper”, out of Halifax with at least £70,000 in gold and silver destined to pay troops in Saint John, strikes rocks near Point Lepreau in the Bay of Fundy and goes down. The whereabouts of the treasure is never revealed.
– Moncton breaks out in partisan violence at a speaking engagement by Irish nationalist Lindsay Crawford.
– Edward R. McDonald of Shediac patents the Crossword Game known today as Scrabble.
– Government House, designed by Barrack-Master John E. Woolford, is completed in Fredericton, under the supervision of Jedediah Slason and master mason Matthew Lamont.
– The Honourable Abner Reid McClelan, of Riverside, is appointed Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.
– The 1st Canadian Infantry Division, made up of 7,400 hastily trained soldiers, sails out of Halifax for Great Britian.
– The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is unanimously adopted by the United Nations. This “Magna Carta of Mankind” was drafted by John Peters Humphrey of Hampton. Courtesy of New Brunswick’s Department of Heritage.