On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1863

Historical Events

BattleBattle of Interest

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]

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant

Famous Birthdays

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

About May 18, 1863

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus