On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1864

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Dybbøl: Denmark is defeated by Prussian and Austrian forces storming Dybbol fort in the deciding battle of the Second Schleswig War
  • Battle of Poison Springs, Arkansas (Camden Expedition)

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1916)