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The Dalton Gang is wiped out in Coffeyville, Kansas
Wednesday, October, 5, 1892 – On this day in 1892, the famous Dalton Gang attempts the daring daylight robbery of two Coffeyville, Kansas, banks at the same time. But if the gang members believed the sheer audacity of their plan would bring them success, they were sadly mistaken. Instead, they were nearly all killed by quick-acting townspeople. For a year and a half, the Dalton Gang had terrorized Indian Territory, mostly concentrating on train holdups. More...