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Adv25 For release Tuesday, Feb. 25

1836, inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver.

1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Philander Chase Knox.

1954, Gamal Abdel Nasser became Egypt's prime minister after the country's president, Mohammed Naguib, was ousted in a coup.

1964, Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) became the world heavyweight boxing champion as he defeated Sonny Liston in Miami Beach.

1986, President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency.

1991, during the Persian Gulf War, 28 Americans were killed when an Iraqi Scud missile hit a U.S. barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.



TODAY IN HISTORY

1836: Inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver.

1913: The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy income taxes, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Philander Chase Knox.

1954: Gamal Abdel Nasser became Egypt's prime minister after the country's president, Mohammed Naguib, was ousted in a coup.

1964: Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) became the world heavyweight boxing champion as he defeated Sonny Liston in Miami.

1986: President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency.

Adv25 For release Tuesday, Feb. 25 02/24/14 [Last modified: Monday, February 24, 2014 4:19pm]

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