On this day: February 25

Published: Feb 24 2013 11:08:24 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 25 2014 02:00:00 AM EST
Hiram Rhodes Revels, first black Senator

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.