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.
1927: Bluegrass singer and banjo player Ralph Stanley is born in McClure, Va. Along with his older brother Carter Stanley, he formed the Stanley Brothers duo in 1946. They toured with their band, the Clinch Mountain Boys, for the next 20 years until Carter's death, becoming known for songs such as "Angel Band," "Rank Strangers," "Little Maggie" and "Man Of Constant Sorrow." Ralph Stanley continued as a solo artist after his brother's death, eventually reforming the Clinch Mountain Boys. He was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor in 1992 and into the Grand Ole Opry in 2000. In 2002, he received his first ever Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his rendition of "Oh Death" from the movie soundtrack for "O Brother Where Art Thou."
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