Updated: Feb 23
On 22 February 1847, began the Battle of Buena Vista of the Mexican-American War. The Mexican forces, led by General Santa Anna, outnumber the American forces three to one. When Santa Anna asked for surrender, the leader of the U.S. forces, General Zachary Taylor, supposedly replied, “Tell him to go to hell”. Somehow, the U.S. defensive rifle forces and superior artillery had the Mexican forces withdrawing by 5 in the evening.
Can anyone tell me what other significant event happen on February 22 in U.S. history?
 “Battle of Buena Vista begins,” History.com Editors, HISTORY (https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-buena-vista-begins : accessed 22 February 2021).