Today in Southern History: 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.
  • 1927 – Ty Cobb of Narrows, Georgia set a major league baseball record with his 4,000th career hit.
  • 1937 – 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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