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This Date In History

By Wyatt Earp | October 26, 2007

October 26, 1881: The Gunfight at the OK Corral.

A tribute to Wyatt’s pen name:

According to Wikipedia, “the gunfight happened on Wednesday afternoon at about 3:00PM on October 26, 1881, in a vacant lot, known as lot 2, in block 17, behind the corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, United States. Some of the fighting was in Fremont Street in front of the vacant lot. About 30 shots were fired in 30 seconds.”

Here’s an actual news clipping about the gunfight:

“Although only three people were killed during the gunfight, it is generally regarded as the most famous gunfight in the history of the west.” (H/T: WIKI)

The movie Tombstone has a really good portrayal of the fracas.

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