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Wild West Outlaws-Billy the Kid Henry McCarty (November 23, 1859 July 14, 1881) was better known as Billy the Kid, but also known by the aliases Henry Antrim and William Harrison Bonney. He was a 19th century American frontier outlaw and gunman who was a participant in the Lincoln County War. He was reputed to have killed 21 men, one for each year of his life. For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_the_Kid
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Added: 22nd July 2007
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Eery Boxing Photo 1913 This is one of my favorite sports photographs. It isn't a particularly great photo--in fact, it's quite poor from a photography standpoint--but is does show an eery ray of sunlight breaking through the clouds to illuminate the prone Luther McCarty. The date was May 24, 1913. McCarty, a 21-year-old 'white hope' from Nebraska, was being groomed for a chance to meet Jack Johnson for the world heavyweight title. McCarty had already beaten a couple of top contenders. He was pitted against lightly regarded Arthur Pelkey in Calgary, Alberta as a keep-busy fight. To everyone's shock, McCarty collapsed in the first round after absorbing a very light punch from Pelkey. (Some reports say it landed on McCarty's body; others claim in struck his head.) Regardless, it wasn't a very hard punch. McCarty dropped to the canvas unconscious and never rose. The crowd booed, believing the fight was fixed. It wasn't. McCarty had died of a brain hemorrhage. It was likely caused by a fall from a horse a few days earlier that his managers had kept secret from sports writers. Writers and fans alike agreed the strange ray of light only illuminated the spot where McCarty lay dying--and nowhere else in the ring.
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Added: 17th January 2010
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