What Happened on May 23, 1813

Historical Events

Historic Event

South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator")

Famous Birthdays

  • Mason Brayman, American attorney, newspaperman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1895)

Famous Deaths

  • Geraud Duroc, French general (b. 1772)
1813 Highlights

About May 23, 1813

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 209 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini