18 July 2016

Machine Gun Kelly

18 July 1895  

On this date in 1895 - American gangster and public enemy George “Machine Gun” Kellywas born Georgio Barnes, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Other Years:
  • 1759 - British Indian representative Edmund Atkins signed a treaty with the Choctaw to establish trade and mutual aid in war angering the Choctaw’s former French allies.
  • heodore Childress Wills
  • 1902 - Actor and singer Theodore Childress “Chill “Wills was born in Seagoville, Texas.
  • 1037 – Author and “Gonzo Journalist” Hunter S. Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 1995 - Dreaming of You by Texas artist Selena was released posthumously and became the best-selling Latin album in U.S. history. 

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