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.
- 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.
- 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.
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