On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1864

Historical Events

  • Battle of Yellow Bayou, Louisiana (Bayou de Glaize, Old Oaks)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan P. Veth, Bayern, Dutch painter, etcher, lithographer and art historian

Famous Deaths

  • James Byron Gordon, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 41
1864 Highlights

About May 18, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus