On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1876

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

1876 Highlights

About August 2, 1876

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo