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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 - Venus Williams
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2002: Tennis player Venus Williams earns the ranking of World No. 1 for the first time in her career, becoming the first black woman to ever hold the ranking.

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