BILL TILGHMAN — Shown here in his buffalo hunting days, Bill Tilghman (at left) was approached by Bat Masterson to serve as a deputy sheriff from 1878, a job he served admirably until 1884, which earned him the respect to work in various law enforcement jobs for the rest of his life. He’s best known for single-handedly capturing Bill Doolin in 1895. He also rose to fame as part of the
Gloria Vanderbilt driving a pedal car in Paris, late 1920s
Johnny Ringo known as the "King of Cowboys". He was college educated but became a known cattle rustler and deadly gunfighter. He was thought to be murdered by either Wyatt Earp or Doc Holliday, but was not a participant in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Anna Edson Taylor was an American daredevil. After Taylor's first husband died in the Civil War, she moved around working as a teacher. With hopes of achieving fame and fortune, she decided she would become the first person to ride the Niagara Falls in a barrel. In 1901, did it while several thousand people watched. Her manager embezzled all the money from the stunt and she died in poverty.
On May 22, 1843, the first major wagon train headed for the American Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri. (A Man Shows the Width of the Oregon Trail in the 1920s)
The SS.Normandie capsized after going up in flames in New York harbour 1942