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1859 – Billy the Kid, American criminal, born (alternative date)

23 November

Henry McCarty (17 Sept, 1859 – 14 July, 1881), better known under the pseudonyms of Billy the Kid and William H. Bonney, was a 19th-century gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West. 296 more words


November 22, 1247: Time Flies Like an Arrow . . .

Robin Hood has been celebrated through story, song and film as that charming rogue who, along with his merry men, robbed from the 1 percent and gave to the 99 percent, a nobleman cheated out of his birthright by the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham, a patriot in service to Richard… 332 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Nat Love a.k.a. Deadwood Dick: The Old West's Greatest Black Cowboy

Nat Love (pronounced “Nate” Love) (June 1854 – 1921), (sometimes “Deadwood Dick“), was an African-American cowboy and former slave in the period following the… 30 more words


1712 - The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor

3 October – On this day

Robert Roy MacGregor (baptised 7 March 1671 – 28 December 1734) was a Jacobite and Scottish outlaw, who later became a folk hero. 174 more words


Kattu Perumal, A Folk Hero: Book Launch, 4th July @ 7pm, SCAH

An interesting character he is,  Kattu Perumal. A fighter, a football player, an artist and he was on the WANTED LIST.

“As a young boy of 10, I used to see Perumal get on the bus with a bag in hand. 158 more words


STOP! Dahmertime.

Last night I did my third reading with the good folks at Pungent Parlour, and to celebrate my newfound breaks from the stifling worlds of business and academia, I read my freshly penned letter to late Wisconsin folk hero… 1,574 more words