On this day: February 25

Published On: Feb 24 2013 10:08:24 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 25 2016 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 - Dennis Rader
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2005: Dennis Rader is arrested for the BTK serial killings in Wichita, Kansas. He killed a total of 10 people in and around Wichita through 1991 and was particularly known for sending taunting letters to police and newspapers describing the details of his murders. "BTK" stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill," which was his infamous signature. He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 life prison terms.

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