What Happened on August 2, 1876

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Deaths


Person of interestWild 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

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