Wednesday, July 19, 2017

On This Day In History Legendary Wild West Gunman Doc Holliday Killed For The First Time


As History.com notes, on this day in 1879 legendary gunman Doc Holliday killed his first man.

Doc Holliday killed commits his first murder, killing a man for shooting up his New Mexico saloon.

Despite his formidable reputation as a deadly gunslinger, Doc Holliday only engaged in eight shootouts during his life, and it has only been verified that he killed two men. Still, the smartly dressed ex-dentist from Atlanta had a remarkably fearless attitude toward death and danger, perhaps because he was slowly dying from tuberculosis.

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Note: Above is a photo of actor Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in one of my favorite films Tombstone. 

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