Datebook: January 4 - Samuel Colt Sells His Revolver to the Government 166 Years Ago

Jan 4, 2013

At the time of his death in 1862, Samuel Colt was one of the wealthiest men in America. He was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, and one of the first to employ the assembly line. On this day in 1847, Captain Samuel Walker ordered 1,000 revolvers with six-shots instead of five, for use by the Texas Rangers in the Mexican-American War.

It’s Friday, January 4

The American Red Cross offers an Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course tomorrow from 9 to 3 at the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce.  The course teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies. Two-year certification is awarded to students successfully completing the course. To register, visit and click on Take A Class.

Free flu shots are available at the Angels Clinic, located at 1005 Poplar Street in Murray.  For more information, call 270-759-2223.

Poet, essayist, fiction writer, and translator Kazim Ali gives a reading at the Clara Eagle Art Gallery on Sunday night at 7:30.  The gallery is on the sixth floor of Price Doyle Fine Arts Building.  The reading is free and open to the public, with a book signing and reception to follow.  For details, call 270-809-4727.

See more community events online at  Thanks for listening.