2 February 1848
On this date in 1848...
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican War and extended United States' territory to the Pacific Ocean. Mexico relinquished claims to Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California in exchange for $15 million.
- 1887 - A new law prohibited the use of Indian languages in all schools to hasten their Americanization.
- 1888 - Frank Sprague opened the first successful U.S. electric street rail system, the Richmond Union Passenger Railway, in Richmond, Virginia.
- 1932 - Al Capone was sent to prison in Atlanta, Georgia.
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