This Day in History

Hiram Rhodes Revels Becomes the First African American U.S. Senator

A milestone in American history occurred on February 25th, 1870, as Hiram Rhodes Revels, a minister and educator, became the first African American to serve in the United States Senate. Revels’s appointment symbolized progress towards racial equality during the Reconstruction era.

Papal States of Italy

The Papal States of Italy were annexed into the newly unified Kingdom of Italy, marking a pivotal moment in Italian unification.