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Wild Bill Hickok
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Cowboy
    (May 27, 1837-August 2, 1876)
    Birth name was James Butler Hickok
    It is not known why he is nicknamed 'Bill.'
    When asked: 'Are you willing to mention how many men you have killed, to your precise and certain knowledge?' he replied, 'I assume you mean white men, after all nobody counts Indians, or Mexicans and so forth. Well, I am perfectly willing to swear a solemn oath on the Bible, tomorrow, that I have killed substantially over a hundred.'
    In 1867, He was fired as marshall of Abilene, KS, when he mistakenly shot his friend and fellow lawman, Mike Williams, who was coming to his aid.
    He was an alcoholic.
    He was fired as a marksman with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, his drinking caused him to miss his mark.
    He was nearly killed by a bear but was able to kill the bear with his knife.
    He collected a $175 reward when he set up and killed three murderers in a saloon shoot-out.
    He stopped shooting and swindling when he fell in love with Martha 'Calmity Jane' Cannary.
    It is believed he died with a poker hand consisting of a pair of aces and a pair of eights 'dead man's hand' (August 2, 1876).
    Research: Tim Howard
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 88 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 94 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 97 Votes: 70.10% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 56 Votes: 39.29% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 64 Votes: 35.94% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 89 Votes: 51.69% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 232 Votes: 45.69% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 267 Votes: 44.19% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 300 Votes: 48.67% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 581 Votes: 44.58% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2586 Votes: 43.97% Annoying
 
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