Category: Unforgotten American History

Congress gets jurisdiction over DC

On February 27, 1801, pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of theU.S. Congress.

Pneumatic Subway

On February 26, 1870, In New York City a demonstration of the first pneumatic subway opens to the public.

First African American Senator

On February 25, 1870, Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the firstAfrican American ever to sit in the U.S. Congress.

Arizona becomes US Territory

On February 24, 1863, Arizona is organized as a United States territory.

Battle of Buena Vista

On February 23, 1847, Battle of Buena Vista – In MexicoAmericantroops under General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.