On This Day

What Happened on February 25, 1836

Historical Events

InventionHistoric Invention

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

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Samuel Colt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Circus Showman and Businessman P. T. Barnum
Circus Showman and Businessman
P. T. Barnum

1836 Highlights

About February 25, 1836

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 185 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces