Famous Deaths in August 1876

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 2 Wild Bill Hickok, shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces & a pair of 8's

Folk Hero of the American Old West Wild Bill Hickok
Folk Hero of the American Old West
Wild Bill Hickok
  • Aug 19 George Smith, English Archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform script), dies of fever at 36