April 5, 1818 in History

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Events in History


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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

Birthdays in History

  • Lewis Baldwin Parsons, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)