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On this day: February 25

POSTED: 11:08 PM Feb 24 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Feb 25 2014

Samuel Colt patents his revolver, the first black U.S. senator takes his seat, Muhammad Ali wins his first heavyweight title, and Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines, all on this day.

OTD February 25 - C Everett Koop
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U.S. Public Health Service

2013: C. Everett Koop, who served as the 13th U.S. surgeon general under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush from 1982 to 1989, dies at age 96 in Hanover, N.H. Koop was outspoken on controversial public health issues, including abortion and HIV/AIDS, and did much to raise the profile the office of the surgeon general. He was also well-known for his work around tobacco, calling for a "smoke-free" society. His 1986 surgeon general's report on the dangers of secondhand smoke was seminal.

Crime Report

Man charged with DUI at Van Pelt Elementary School

A Washington county, Virginia man was arrested this morning after drinking and driving in the parking lot of an elementary school.

Director of local non-profit charged with embezzlement

On Aug. 20, Anita Foster-Machado, was arrested on six felony counts of embezzlement, which happened during her time as the Executive Director of the Bristol Library Foundation.

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