Today in history: July 19

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Samuel Colt

On this day, in 1814, Samuel Colt was born in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Samuel Colt, is a famous gun marker, who invented the first practical revolver. In 1835, he secured patent for his revolver in England. The following year, he patented his vision in the United States.

Also on this day, in 1848, the first women’s right convention commenced in Wesleyan Chapel, New York, United States. The convention attracted about three hundred men and women, according to the National Historical Park, New York. The gathering lasted for just two days.

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