Wild Bill Hickok and the Dead Man's Hand
On July 21, 1865, in the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Hickok shot Dave Tutt dead in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.
The Dead Man's Hand
The hand that Hickok held at the time he was shot was a pair of eights and a pair of aces. In poker, the hand later became known as the 'dead man's hand' ...
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