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Today in History

Updated: Feb 22, 2021

On 22 February 1847, began the Battle of Buena Vista of the Mexican-American War.[1] The Mexican forces, led by General Santa Anna, outnumber the American forces three to one.[2] When Santa Anna asked for surrender, the leader of the U.S. forces, General Zachary Taylor, supposedly replied, “Tell him to go to hell”.[3] Somehow, the U.S. defensive rifle forces and superior artillery had the Mexican forces withdrawing by 5 in the evening.[5]

Can anyone tell me what other significant event happen on February 22 in U.S. history?

[1] “Battle of Buena Vista begins,” Editors, HISTORY ( : accessed 22 February 2021).

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Ibid.

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