On This Day

What Happened on February 25, 1836

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
Inventor/Industrialist
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