First U.S. Cabinet meets in 1793

By The Associated Press

Today is Sunday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2018. There are 309 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Feb. 25, 1793, President George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting on record at his Mount Vernon home; attending were Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of War Henry Knox and Attorney General Edmund Randolph.

On this date: In 1507, England’s Queen Elizabeth I was excommunicated by Pope Pius V, who accused the monarch of heresy.

In 1836, inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver.