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.
1932: Country music singer Faron Young, whose best-known songs include "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')," "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young," "Hello Walls" and "It's Four in the Morning," is born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He died at the age of 64 in Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 10, 1996, a day after he attempting suicide by shooting himself.
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