This Week In History
February 22 - In 1980, in a stunning upset, the United States Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets at Lake Placid, New York, 4-3. The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal two days later.
February 23 - In 1954, the first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh.
February 24 - In 1868, the United States House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Johnson was later acquitted by the Senate.
February 25 - In 1870, Hiram R. Revels became the first black member of the United States Senate as he was sworn in to serve out the unexpired term of Jefferson Davis.
February 26 - In 1993, a bomb exploded in the garage of New York’s World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others.
February 27 - In 1860, Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech at Cooper Union in New York City that was largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.