Feb 25, 2017
February 25. In 1836, Samuel Colt was granted a patent for the revolver. In 1848, the provisional government in revolutionary France guaranteed workers’ rights. In 1866, miners in Calaveras County, CA, discovered the Calaveras Skull, indicating that man, mastodons and elephants had co-existed. In 1919, Oregon became the first state to levy a gas tax. In 1941, a General Strike was called in Amsterdam in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis. In 1986, in the People Power Revolution, Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines and Corazon Aquino became the first woman president. Happy Birthday, Maria Margarethe Kirch, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Myra Hess, Anthony Burgess, George Harrison. It’s Day of the Revolution in Suriname and People Power Day in the Philippines. Mission: Co-exist with the mastodons?