On this day: February 25

Published On: Feb 24 2013 10:08:24 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 25 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

Samuel Colt patents his revolver, the first black U.S. senator takes his seat, Muhammad Ali wins his first heavyweight title, and Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines, all on this day.

OTD February 25 - Sean Astin
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1971: Actor Sean Astin, best known for his roles in movies such as "The Goonies," "Rudy" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, is born in Santa Monica, Calif.

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