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This day in history

Monday, Feb. 25, is the 56th day of 2013. There are 309 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Country singer Ralph Stanley is 86. CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 76. Movie director Neil Jordan is 63. Actress Tea Leoni is 47. Comedian Carrot Top is 46. Latin singer Julio Iglesias Jr. is 40. Comedian-actress Chelsea Handler is 38. Actress Rashida Jones is 37.

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In 1836, inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver.

In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the US Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Philander Chase Knox.

In 1963, the US Supreme Court, in Edwards v. South Carolina, upheld 8-1 the right of civil rights demonstrators to peacefully protest outside the South Carolina State House.

In 1986, President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency.

In 1991, during the Persian Gulf War, 28 Americans were killed when an Iraqi Scud missile hit a US barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

In 2003, chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix said Iraq was showing new signs of real cooperation, but President George W. Bush was dismissive, predicting Saddam Hussein would try to ‘‘fool the world one more time.’’

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