Today in history – February 22, 2019

1819 – Spain sells Florida to the U.S. for five million dollars.

1856 – The Republican Party holds its first national convention in Pittsburgh.

1889 – President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as states.

1924 – President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first president to deliver a radio address from the White House.

1980 – Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3. It was one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history.