Historical Events in April 1818

  • Apr 4 Congress decides on the US flag: 13 red & white stripes & 20 stars

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Apr 5 In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Apr 7 General Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks Fla from Seminole indians

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Apr 14 US Medical Corps forms
  • Apr 16 Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border)
  • Apr 21 Franz Grillparzer's "Sappho" premieres in Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 US President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes & Lake Champlain

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe