Add Your Piece of History… 14th July

14 Jul
  • On this day in 1881.  Billy the Kid was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett in New Mexico.  On a ranch near old Fort Sumner, New Mexico, the infamous Western outlaw was shot to death by the sheriff of Lincoln Country. 

 

  • On this day in 1868.  Alvin J. Fellows patented the tape measure.

 

  • On this day in 1789.  This was the day the French Revolution began, at the fall of the Bastille. It is still celebrated in many countries throughout the world and is a public holiday in France; generally called Bastille Day or Fete National. It is considered the day freedom was born in France.

 

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).

 

The only surviving authenticated portrait of B...

The only surviving authenticated portrait of Billy the Kid. This tintype portrait sold at auction in June 2011 for USD $2,300,000 to William Koch. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Sheriff Pat Garrett

Sheriff Pat Garrett, who shot Billy the Kid in 1881.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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2 Responses to “Add Your Piece of History… 14th July”

  1. midlifetraveller July 15, 2013 at 1:53 am #

    Woohoo, 09history, I’m in Paris waiting for the fireworks to light up the Eiffel Tower tonight!!

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