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.
- Lewis Baldwin Parsons, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Perry, New York (d. 1907)
Day of the Week: Sunday
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