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Wild Bill Hickok

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Birthday
27, 1837
Birthplace
Troy Grove, IL
Death Date
Aug 2, 1876 (39)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
27, 1837
Birthplace
Troy Grove, IL
Death Date
Aug 2, 1876 (39)

About

Western sheriff who brought law and order to Kansas towns and went on many adventures. He also spied for the Union Army and gained fame as an actor after the war.

Before Fame

He learned to handle a pistol in his youth and was a steady shot despite his age.

Trivia

He was killed while playing poker, and his last hand has become known as the dead man's hand.

Family Life

He married Agnes Thatcher Lake in March 1876, but promptly left a few months later to pursue a fortune in South Dakota.

Associated With

Ulysses S. Grant was the U.S. President at the time of his death.