In Tombstone, Arizona Territory one of the West's most notorious gunfights took place. Wyatt Earp, his brothers Morgan and Virgil and John "Doc" Holliday met the Clanton "Gang". The fight ended with three of Clanton partisans dead.
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The World Health Organization declared Smallpox to be extinct world wide. The last case recorded in the world occurring naturally was in the country of Somalia that same year. Smallpox which had been the scourge of mankind since the beginning of time had killed and maimed countless millions up until that time. This was a international effort that succeeded beyond the organizers wildest dreams.
However, Smallpox is not totally gone. The U.S. holds samples of Smallpox at the labs of the C.D.C. in Atlanta, GA. and other samples are held in a lab in Moscow. There is also very strong evidence that some countries also hold Smallpox to be used as a Bio weapons.
We can only hope that this "spotted demon" is never introduced to humanity again.
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