On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1876

Famous Deaths

Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill" Hickok [James Butler], American cowboy and scout, shot dead from behind by Jack McCall while playing poker (he held a pair of Aces and a pair of 8's), dies at 39

1876 Highlights

About August 2, 1876

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 145 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo