In addition to the above...
The steamer Primus sinks in collision with the steamer Hansa on the Elbe River, 112 lost.
Mount Pelee eruption kills 40,000 on Martinique.
Roland Molineux, the "Knickerbocker Murderer," is acquitted.
The Freya is discovered dismasted but otherwise undamaged, but her crew is never found.
Mutineers aboard the Veronica kill seven, after which sightings of the ghost of Marie Laveau, voodoo queen of New Orleans, are commonly reported.