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 - John Saul
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1942: Author John Saul, the writer of such New York Times bestselling books as "Suffer the Children," the "Blackstone Chronicles" series and "Cry for the Strangers," is born in Pasadena, California.

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