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This Day in History for February 25

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1799 – US Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation.

1836 – Samuel Colt patents first multi-shot revolving-cylinder revolver, enabling the firearm to be fired multiple times without reloading.

1885 – US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds.

1901 – US Steel Corporation organized under J.P. Morgan, Sr.

1908 – 1st tunnel under Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens.

1913 – The 16th Amendment to the US Constitutional becomes law, providing the legal basis for the institution of a graduated income tax.

1930 – Check photographing device patented.

1945 – US aircraft carriers attack Tokyo.

1952 – VI Winter Olympic Games close at Oslo, Norway.

1957 – Buddy Holly & Crickets record “That’ll Be the Day”

1964 – Muhammad Ali {Cassius Clay} wins his first world heavyweight boxing title when Sonny Liston fails to come out for round 7 at the Convention Center, Miami Beach.

1969 – Pension plan for baseball is agreed to.

1971 – “Oh! Calcutta!” moves to Belasco Theater in NYC for 1,316 performances.

1977 – New Orleans’ Peter Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 points.

1982 – Final episode of “The Lawrence Welk Show” airs.

1987 – US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action.

1991 – US barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28.

2016 – Tenth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN, held in Houston, Texas.

2016 – Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller are honored by unite4: humanity for their work promoting awareness of and fundraising for Alzheimer’s research.

2019 – James Harden’s scoring streak of games with at least 30 points ends at 32 as he scores 28 in the Rocket’s 119-111 win over Atlanta in Houston; 2nd longest mark in NBA history.

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