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American Outlaw Billy The Kid Born (1859)

American Outlaw Billy The Kid Born (1859)

Billy the Kid, one of America’s most famous outlaws, was born on this day in 1859. The Kid, whose real name was William Henry McCarty Jr., was born in New York City to Irish immigrant parents. He grew up in a tough neighbourhood and had a reputation for being a troublemaker. As a teenager, he moved to the American West, where he became involved in crime. He eventually became a wanted man, with a $500 bounty on his head. The Kid was eventually killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in 1881. However, his legend lives on, and he remains one of the most iconic figures in American history. Break the law and enjoy some crime themed activities below!

Activity Ideas:

  • Challenge Your Knowledge with our Great Robberies Quiz – here
  • Have a go at our robberies crossword – here
  • Have some fun with our outlaw word wheel – here