Prince Lot Kamehameha serves as acting minister of finance for two years ending in March.
Cornwallis Island - discovered in 1807 by Captain Charles Johnston on board the HMS Cornwallis
- annexed by the Hawaiian government. Cornwallis Island is now known as Johnston Atoll.
A long-awaited heir to the Hawaiian Kingdom is born to Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma; they name him Albert to honor England's Queen Victoria, his godmother.
Honolulu Rifles formed as a military company "for the purpose of defending the property of the town, both public and private, together with the lives of its citizens, against lawless mobs and disturbers of the peace." Its charter is granted by Lot Kamehameha, Minister of the Interior.