The James-Younger Gang – Today In Southern History

30 October 1866 

The James-Younger Gang in 1871

On this date in 1866…

The Southern outlaws known as the James-Younger gang were accused of robbing a bank of $2000 in Lexington, Missouri.


Other Years:

  • 1831 – After leading the bloodiest slave revolt in American history, Nat Turner was apprehended in Southampton County, Virginia.
  • 1862 – A hurricane struck and foundered many of a fleet of 75 federal blockade ships off the North Carolina coast.
  • 1875 – The reconstruction constitution of Missouri was ratified by popular vote.
  • 1979 – Richard Arrington, Jr. was elected the first black mayor of Birmingham, Alabama.
  • 2001 – Michael Jordan returned to the NBA with the Washington Wizards after a 3 1/2 year retirement.

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