On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1865

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Folk Hero of the American Old West Wild Bill Hickok
Folk Hero of the American Old West
Wild Bill Hickok

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Kahn, German composer, born in Mannheim (d. 1951)
1865 Highlights

About July 21, 1865

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 155 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer