What Happened on May 18, 1863

Historical Events

Siege of Vicksburg

US General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg, Mississippi; after 47 days of battle siege, Confederate Lt. General John C. Pemberton’s troops surrender [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • William Heinemann, English publisher (Heinnemann), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1920)
Born in 1863
1863 Highlights

About May 18, 1863

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 160 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus