On this day: February 25

POSTED: 08:08 PM PST Feb 24, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 24, 2016 

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 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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1841: Painter and sculptor Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style, is born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France. Among his most famous paintings are "Bal du moulin de la Galette" and "Luncheon of the Boating Party."


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