Like in baseball, every day of the calendar, an interesting event has occurred with the gun.An invention,the birth of a firearms genius,an evil event,a heroic act by a citizen, something interesting has happened.
So perhaps we can make this a running thread every day Maybe,who knows? We shall see.Please contribute any interesting finds pertaining to the day if you can.
I'll start off with this almost forgotten San Francisco story which has led to fable in books and movies:
1943 U.S.A. Alcatraz Attempted Escape
13th April 1943 : Four convicts attempted to escape from the prison at Alcatraz today. Two were drowned in San Francisco Bay after being shot and the other two were recaptured.