History Tip of the Day – July 12th

Buffalo Bill Cody gives command performance for Queen Victoria, June 20, 1887

In London, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show so impresses the Prince of Wales that he arranges a command performance for Queen Victoria. After a recreation of an Indian attack on a stagecoach, Buffalo Bill opens its door. Out steps the king of Denmark, the king of Belgium, the king of Greece, and the king of Saxony—all in London to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee—and finally, the Prince of Wales, who loudly asks Cody, “You never held four kings like these before, have you?” Cody replies, “Four kings and the Prince of Wales makes a royal flush such as no man has ever held before!”