On this day: February 25

POSTED: 08:08 PM PST Feb 24, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 24, 2014 

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 - USS Ranger
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U.S. Navy

1933: The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first U.S. Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier.

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