On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1818

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Lewis Baldwin Parsons, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Perry, New York (d. 1907)
1818 Highlights

About April 5, 1818

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 203 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries