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What Happened on August 18, 1838

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

United States Exploring Expedition headed by Charles Wilkes departs for the Pacific Ocean and Antarctica

Naval Officer and Explorer Charles Wilkes
Naval Officer and Explorer
Charles Wilkes

1838 Highlights

About August 18, 1838

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 181 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo