Tuesday, February 22, 2011

History Questions

by Jan Shoop
We thought it would be fun to ask a question for each “Today in History” fact. Do you know the answers to these questions? Be the first to post the answers in the comments section:
February 22, 1980 – The United States hockey team beat the Soviet team during the XIII Olympic Winter Games. Two days later the U.S. team won the gold medal.
What team did the U.S. play to win the gold medal?

February 23, 1954 – A group of elementary students in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania received the first polio vaccine.
Who is credit for discovering the polio vaccine?

February 24, 1991 – The U.S. Coalition Forces launch a ground invasion of Iraq during the Gulf War.
On what date did Operation Desert Storm/The Gulf War start?

February 25, 1870 - The first African American congressman was sworn into the United States Senate.
What was the congressman’s name?