What Happened on February 25, 1836

Historical Events

Historic Invention

Samuel Colt patents first multi-shot revolving-cylinder revolver, enabling the firearm to be fired multiple times without reloading

Historic Event

Showman P. T. Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth, claiming she was the 161 year-old nursemaid to George Washington


1836 Highlights

About February 25, 1836

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 186 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces