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 - Anthony Burgess
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The International Anthony Burgess Foundation

1917: Writer Anthony Burgess, best known as the author of the 1962 novel "A Clockwork Orange," is born in Harpurhey, Manchester, England. He died from lung cancer at age 76 on Nov. 22, 1993.

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