1819...The Florida Purchase gives the rest of Florida to the United States.
After numerous boundary disputes,
John Quincy Adams, serving as the Secretary of State under
President James Monroe, signs a Treaty with Spain in which it acquires the
rest of Florida.
General Andrew Jackson, the hero of the War of 1812, was
appointed the military governor.
made up of amateur players, performs a "Miracle on Ice" at the Lake Placid
Winter Olympics. They beat the highly favored Soviet team, which is
made up of professional players. 1942...President
Franklin D. Roosevelt orders MacArthur to get out of the Philippines.
US Flag raised on Iwo Jima
1945...US Flag is raised on
Iwo Jima is a small island 750 miles south of Japan.
Iwo Jima has two airports. The US needs
Iwo Jima to protect its bombers and to provide a base for its fighter planes
near Japan. Japanese and American forces engage in a bloody 36-day battle.
The battle takes 6,000 American lives, and injures 17,000. When the
Marines scale Mount Suribachi and raise the American flag the battle is not yet
over. The iconic picture of the American flag being raised over
Iwo Jima symbolizes the bravery
and sacrifice of American soldiers during WWII.
1455 ...Johannes Gutenberg prints his first
1836...Realizing they were being overpowered, the defenders of
the Alamo call for help.
Andrew Johnson becomes the first President to be impeached.
1991...The Gulf War continues as ground forces enter Kuwait and
1862...In order to raise money for the Civil Way,
Congress passes the Legal Tender Act.
This enables the government to print
money that is not backed by
1870...Hiram Revels becomes the first African American to be
sworn into the
Senate and to sit in
The Grand Tetons
Grand Canyon is made a National Park.
1929...The Grand Tetons is made a National Park.
1935...Hitler organizes the Luftwaffe.
1993...The World Trade Center is bombed.
Suffragettes and Voting Rights
1827...The initiation of
Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
1864...Prisoners from the civil war begin arriving at the
Confederate prison in Andersonville.
1922...The 19th Amendment passes, giving women the right to
1784...John Wesley charters the first Methodist
1861...Congress creates the Territory of
1993...Federal Agents raid a cult compound in
becomes the first African American actress to win an Oscar, for her role as a housemaid in the movie