Why Famous: He founded Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company and created the mass production of the revolver most notably the .45-calibre Peacemaker model.
- 1856-06-05 Industrialist Samuel Colt (41) weds philanthropist Elizabeth Hart Jarvis (29)
- 1836-02-25 Samuel Colt patents first multi-shot revolving-cylinder revolver, enabling the firearm to be fired multiple times without reloading
- 1836-03-05 Samuel Colt manufactures first pistol, 34-caliber "Texas" model
- 1847-01-04 Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government