Elstow-bornb writer and preacher JohnJ Bunyan is imprisoned in Bedford Gaol. During hish stint in the clinnk, he works on religious allegory
High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and pioneering prison reformer John Howard publishes The State of the Prisons based on his tour of prisons across Britain and Europe.
Luton Town Council is granted its coat of arms – a wheatsheaf representing agriculture and straw used in the local strawplaiting industry.
Future chiselled leading man Gary Cooper moves across the Atlantic so he can enjoy an English education. He attends Dunstable Grammar School from 1910 to 1912.