Historical Events in April 1818

  • Apr 4 Congress decides on the US flag: 13 red & white stripes & 20 stars

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Apr 5 In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Apr 7 General Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks, Florida from Seminole indians

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Apr 14 US Medical Corps forms
  • Apr 16 Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border)
  • Apr 20 Napoleon Bonaparte bids emotional farewell to his old guard at Palace of Fontainebleau
  • Apr 21 Franz Grillparzer's "Sappho" premieres in Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 US President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes and Lake Champlain

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe