What Happened on May 13, 1787

How Australia Was Born

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

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

About May 13, 1787

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 235 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus