24 February 1730
On this date in 1730…
With both sides running low of ammunition, the French and Natchez Indians agreed on a peace settlement in which the Natchez released all of their prisoners and the French withdrew to the Mississippi River.
- 1836 – Colonel William Travis issued a call for help on behalf of the Texan troops defending the Alamo.
- 1863 – Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry raided Brentwood, Tennessee.
- 1863 – Arizona organized as a separate territory from New Mexico.
- 1868 – The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Johnson was later acquitted by one vote in the Senate.
- 1868 – The Mardi Gras celebration at Mobile, Alabama became the first U.S. parade to feature floats.
- 1921 – The first transcontinental flight of more than 24 hours flight time arrived in Florida.
- 1943 – The Texas League announced it would suspend baseball for the duration of WWII.
- 1949 – A V-2/WAC-Corporal became the first rocket to travel five times the speed of sound at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
- 1979 – The highest price ever, $42,500, was paid for a prize-winning pig in Stamford, Texas.
- 1999 – The State of Arizona executed Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, despite Germany’s legal attempts to save him.
- 1986 – Texas Air bought Eastern Airlines for $676 million.
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