– Long-distance automobile travel is inaugurated in New Brunswick as J.C. Miller of Millerton, near Newcastle, drives his Oldsmobile to Fredericton in 11 hours.
– British troops, under the command of James Murray, destroy the first stone church built in New Brunswick, located at Burnt Church.
– Colonel Robert Monckton arrives at Partridge Island with more than 2,000 troops, on orders to destroy Acadian settlements along the river St. John. Fort Frederick is established at the mouth of the river, near the location of an abandoned French fort.
– Pierre-amand Landry, of Dorchester, becomes the first Acadian to be appointed to the Supreme Court of New Brunswick. Landry quickly gains respect for his attention to detail, and concern in treating both linguistic communities fairly.