Killer Miller, Cowboy Hitman

The History Guy remembers Jim “Killer” Miller, also called “the cowboy hitman” and possibly the worst man in the Wild West.

The episode does discuss acts of violence in the American West. All events are described for educational purposes and are presented in historical context. The History Guy uses images that are in the Public Domain. As photographs of actual events are often not available, I will sometimes use photographs of similar events or objects for illustration.

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The Union Boss and the Most Successful Race Car in History

“Umbrella Mike” Boyle was the scourge of Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century. The notoriously corrupt leader of one of Chicago’s most powerful unions associated with mobsters and corrupt politicians, and could freeze the city in gridlock on a whim. But at the height of the depression, Umbrella Mike changed the face of auto racing, and created one of the most dominant teams in motor sports. The “Boyle Special” was one of the most successful cars ever to run.

The Hillsville Massacre of 1912

The frontier culture meets civilization in rural Virginia. In 1912, a misplaced kiss set off a string of events that pitted a powerful frontier clan against their political rivals and concepts of modern justice. The events that followed, the Hillsville Massacre or the Courthouse Tragedy, shocked and captivated the nation.

Big Nose Kate, more than Doc Holliday’s woman

Mary Katherine Horony, also known as ‘Big Nose Kate’, was more than just a beautiful woman who was associated with some of the most dangerous men in the Wild West, including Doc Holliday. Her history deserves to be remembered.

This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide illustration. As images of actual events are sometimes not available, images of similar objects and events are used for illustration.

All events are portrayed in historical context and for educational purposes. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

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The 1831 City Bank of New York Robbery

Sometime between when First Teller Lancaster S Burling locked up the vault in the City Bank of New York on Saturday, March 19, 1831 and when he opened the bank on Monday, someone entered the vault and stole the astounding sum of $240,000. It was not, as some newspapers at the time asserted, the first bank robbery in the United States. But is was the first large bank robbery in New York City.

The 3 a.m. call and the 1979 NORAD Alert

The History Guy remembers the 3 a.m. call of the 1979 NORAD alert at Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, during the Cold War. It is history that deserves to be remembered.

The Samoan Crisis of 1889

The idyllic South Pacific islands of Samoa seem an odd spot for colonial conflict. Yet the German Empire and the US nearly went to war over control of the archipelago. In 1889 the series of islands, thousands of miles from the US and German capitals, became the center of colonial machinations – until nature intervened and altered the course of history.

Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp: Wyatt Earp’s Common Law Wife

Josephine Marcus Earp was Wyatt Earp’s common-law wife for more than forty years. Yet her story, especially her time in Tombstone, is still shrouded in mystery.

This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide illustration. As images of actual events are sometimes not available, images of similar objects and events are used for illustration.

This episode deals with a period of conflict. All events are portrayed in historical context and for educational purposes. No images or content are primarily intended to shock and disgust. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Non censuram.

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Olive Ann Beech: The First Lady of Aviation

Among the earliest and most influential people to emerge in the flight industry was Olive Ann Beech, co-founder of the Beechcraft Aircraft Corporation. Olive Ann led the company as it built iconic planes for civilians and the military, and helped to design important technology for NASA. In her decades of work with Beechcraft, she became affectionately known as “The First Lady of Aviation”.

Special Thanks and photo credit to the San Diego Air and Space Museum. https://sandiegoairandspace.org/historyguy

When the USS Kitty Hawk collided with a Soviet submarine.

In 1984, during a period of Cold War tension, a Soviet submarine collided with a United States aircraft carrier. The History Guy remembers the 1984 USS Kitty Hawk Collision.

This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide illustration. As images of actual events are sometimes not available, images of similar objects and events are used for illustration.

All events are portrayed in historical context and for educational purposes. No images or content are primarily intended to shock and disgust. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Non censuram.

Russia Beyond article cited in the episode: https://www.rbth.com/history/330178-soviet-nuclear-submarine-rammed-carrier

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