Saturday, February 12, 2011

This Week in US History

February 13
1635   Boston Public Latin School, the nation's oldest public school, is founded.

1826   The American Temperance Society, the first national organization to advocate prohibition, is founded.

February 14

1946   ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), the first general-purpose electronic computer, is unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania.


1962   Millions tune in to watch First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy host the first televised tour of the White House.

February 15

1820   Women's sufffrage leader Susan B. Anthony is born in Adams, Massachusetts.


1933   President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in Miami.

February 16

1852   Henry and Clement Studebaker found a wagon-making business in South Bend, Indiana, that eventually becomes a famous automobile manufacturer.

File:Studebaker Carriage.jpg

1945   American troops recapture the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines almost three years after the infamous Bataan Death March.

February 17

1817   The first public gas streetlight in the United States is lit in Baltimore, Maryland.

1864   The Confederate H.L. Hunley becomes the first submarine to sink a warship, the USS Housatonic, but goes down after the attack.

February 18

1841   The first continuous filibuster begins in the Senate and lasts until March 11.

1885   The first American edition of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published.

February 19

1878   Thomas Edison receives a patent for the phonograph.

1942   President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of Japanese-Americans.



  1. I love the history for a week. You put alot of work into the research and the pictures to go with them. I really enjoy it. Thank you. Blessings

  2. Hi Ellen, thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comment, I always enjoy meeting homeschooling bloggers as well ~ I'm enjoying your blog and there seems to be SO much information here! I'm following you as well and look forward to reading more ~ I feel like I can learn so much from your/your lessons, etc! :)


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