James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876) He was known as Wild Bill Hickok, a legend of the American Old West. His skills as a gunfighter and scout, along with his reputation as a lawman and professional gambler, resulted in his fame, though some of his exploits are fictionalized.
Robert Ford, The man who killed Jesse James. He pretty much carried the moniker "Dirty, Rotten Coward Who Shot Jesse James In the Back." It occured, by the way, as Jesse was hanging a picture in his mother's house. Not the kind of man I'd want to be.
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), inventor of the telephone. Bell would have been known to history simply as Alexander Bell, but he was highly jealous of his brothers’ middle names and asked for and received one for his 11th birthday. His interest in acoustics developed during his childhood through his experiences with his deaf mother, influencing his later work with the deaf and experimentation with sound.
Annie Oakley was born on August 13, 1860. She was named Phoebe Ann by her mother, but called Annie by her sisters. She was the toast of Victorian London, New York, and Paris. She was "adopted" by Indian chief Sitting Bull, charmed the Prince of Prussia, and entertained the likes of Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria. Annie Oakley excelled in a man's world by doing what she loved, and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot.
Virgil Walter Earp July 18, 1843 – October 19, 1905..rare photo he was 16. Virgil Earp was the older brother of Wyatt Earp and Tombstone City Marshal at the time of the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881. After suffering from pneumonia for six months, Virgil died in the town of Goldfield, Nevada. His remains were sent to Portland, Oregon at the request of his daughter Nellie Jane Bohn and buried at the River View Cemetery, the state’s oldest nonprofit cemetery, dating back to…
Photo of true samurai, ca. 1866 by Felice Beato. A year or two after this photograph was taken, the samurai were abolished.