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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 - Tennessee Williams
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Library of Congress

1983: American playwright Tennessee Williams, best known for works such as "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The Glass Menagerie" and "The Night of the Iguana," is found dead in his suite at the Elysee Hotel in New York City at age 71. The medical examiner's report indicated that he choked to death on the cap from a bottle of eye drops he frequently used.

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