Tag: John Wesley Hardin
On This Day in 1881, Billy the Kid cheats the hangman.
John Wesley Hardin. Jesse James. Cole Younger. “Curly” Bill Brocius. Gunslingers, killers, thieves and icons of the Wild West. Of all the Western outlaws none has quite the notoriety of “Billy the Kid.” Questionably accused of killing 21 men (one for each year of his short and violent life), Billy is as much a Wild…
Happy Birthday, ‘Doc’ Holliday, Born Today In 1851.
Wyat Earp on ‘Doc’ Holliday: “The nerviest, speediest, deadliest man with a six-gun that I ever knew.” ‘Doc’ (when asked whether his conscience troubled him): “I coughed that up with my lungs, years ago…” John Henry ‘Doc’ Holliday, born in Griffin Georgia today in 1851, died in Glenwood, Colorado on November…