Ira D. Sankey was born. He became an outstanding song-evangelist and worked in tandem with D. L. Moody.
William Hiley Bathurst was born near Bristol, England. He entered the Anglican ministry in 1818. In 1852, he resigned his religious credentials over personal conflicts with doctrines in the Anglican Book of Prayer, particularly regarding baptismal and burial services. He wrote the hymn, "O for a Faith that Will Not Shrink."