On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1864

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Abraham Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for military service

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln

Famous Birthdays

  • Phillip Snowden, British politician, 1st Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, born in Cowling, Yorkshire (d. 1937)
  • Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", born in Braunschweig (d. 1947)
1864 Highlights

About July 18, 1864

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer