Saturday, March 17, 2007

Billy the Kid meets author of Ben Hur

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1879 American outlaw Billy the Kid (Henry McCarty, c. 1860 - '81; alias William Henry Bonney) had a meeting with General Lew Wallace (pictured), Governor of New Mexico (and also author of the classic book Ben Hur), in the governor's home.

Billy, reputed to have killed 21 men, made an arrangement with the governor to turn state's evidence against other criminals in return for an amnesty for the crimes he had himself committed ...

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