25 February 1862
On this date in 1862...
Federal troops under federal General Ullyses S. Grant occupied Nashville, Tennessee.
- 1793 - The department heads of the U.S. government met with U.S. President Washington for the first Cabinet meeting on record.
- 1839 – Defeated Seminole warriors, their families, and black allies were placed on ships at Tampa Bay, Florida and sent west to Indian Territory.
- 1870 - Hiram R. Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, became the first black member of the United States Senate as he was sworn in to serve out the remainder Jefferson Davis's unexpired term.
- 1875 - After the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon and a relentless pursuit by the Army, Lone Wolf, and 252 Kiowa followers, finally surrendered at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Lone Wolf was sent as a prisoner-of-war to Fort Marion, in St. Augustine, Florida.
- 1913 - The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, authorizing an income tax.
- 1999 - William King was sentenced to death for the racially-motivated murder of James Byrd Jr in Jasper, Texas.
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