On This Day

Historical Events in February 1847

  • Feb 4 1st US telegraph company established in Maryland
  • Feb 22 Battle of Buena Vista: US troops beat Mexican army

Victory in Battle

Feb 23 Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico; Zachary Taylor leads mostly volunteer troops against larger Mexican Army force; Mexico retreats, both sides claim victory

  • Feb 25 State University of Iowa is approved
  • Feb 28 US defeats Mexico in battle of Sacramento