What Happened on May 9, 1865

Historical Events

End of the American Civil War

President Andrew Johnson issues a proclamation declaring armed resistance in the South is virtually at an end; this is the commonly accepted end date of the American Civil War

Famous Birthdays

  • August de Boeck, Flemish composer, born in Merchtem, Belgium (d. 1937)
Born in 1865
1865 Highlights

About May 9, 1865

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 158 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus