On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1865

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson

Famous Birthdays

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

About May 9, 1865

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus