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What Happened on May 13, 1787

Article: How Australia Was Born

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay, Australia

1st Governor of New South Wales Arthur Phillip
1st Governor of New South Wales
Arthur Phillip

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Michael Malzat, Austrian composer, dies at 38
1787 Highlights

About May 13, 1787

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 233 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus