Antoine François Prévost, A French novelist and translator, was born.
Ghazaros Aghayan, an Armenian historian and linguist, was born.
Guy Bertrand, Canadian linguist and radio host, was born.
Joseph Smith - founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.
Holger Pedersen, a Dutch linguist and academic, was born~