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1859 – Billy the Kid, American criminal, born (alternative date)

On This Day – 23 November 1859

Henry McCarty (17 Sept 1859 – 14 July 1881), better known under the pseudonyms of Billy the Kid and William H. Bonney, was a 19th-century gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West. Continue reading “1859 – Billy the Kid, American criminal, born (alternative date)”

1886 – Geronimo surrenders

4 September – On this day

Apache chief Geronimo surrenders to U.S. government troops, after a long struggle trying to defend his homeland. Continue reading “1886 – Geronimo surrenders”

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