Thursday, August 02, 2012
Wild Bill Hickok Shot Aug. 2,1876
American lawman Wild Bill Hickok was murdered during a poker game in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. He was shot and killed while playing poker in the Number Ten Saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota).When shot, Hickock was holding a pair of aces and a pair of eights, all black. The fifth card's identity is debated, or had been discarded and its replacement had not yet been dealt. In 1979, Hickok was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.