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HISTORY TIP OF THE DAY

History Tip of the Day – August 11th

Jesse James is killed, April 3rd, 1882

After breakfast, Jesse has some chores to do. It is a warm day, so he takes off his coat. Jesse always wears his guns, but he also wears a coat so no one questions why he is carrying two six-shooters. Jesse also takes off his gun belt and lays his guns on the bed. He suddenly notices that a picture is askew on his wall and stands on a chair to straighten it. His treacherous gang members, Charley and Bob Ford, draw their guns. Bob Ford shoots Jesse James dead. He is thirty-four years old.