Florida Territory – Today In Southern History

30 March 1822  

On this date in 1822…

The U.S. Congress combined East and West Florida into Florida Territory.

Other Years:

  • 1854 – Indians successfully defeated a company of U.S. Dragoons at Cieneguilla, New Mexico.
  • 1862 – Federal troops attacked Union City, Tennessee.
  • 1863 – Federal troops and Pin Indian allies attacked the Cherokee capital at Tahlequah, Indian Territory.
  • 1870 – Texas became the last Confederate state readmitted to the union.
  • 1909 – In Oklahoma, Seminole Indians revolted against lower pay for government jobs. 
  • 1910 – The Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
  • 1981 – President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John W. Hinckley Jr. Also wounded were White House news secretary James Brady, a Secret Service agent and a District of Columbia police officer.

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