Wild Bill Hickok

Folk Hero of the American Old West Wild Bill Hickok Full Name: Wild Bill Hickok [James Butler Hickok]
Nationality: American

Profession: Folk Hero of the American Old West
Why Famous: Skills as a gunfighter (involved in several notable shootouts) and gambler, along with his reputation as a lawman, provided the basis for his enduring fame. He fought (and spied) for the Union Army during the American Civil War, and gained publicity after the war as a scout, marksman, actor, and professional gambler.

Born: May 27, 1837
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Troy Grove, Illinois, USA

Died: August 2, 1876 (aged 39)
Cause of Death: Gunshot wound

Married Life

  • 1873-09-25 Frontiersman and gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok supposedly marries Calamity Jane according to the later's daughter (disputed)

Historical Events in the Life of Wild Bill Hickok

  • 1865-07-21 In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.

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