Posts tagged: Billy the Kid

Happy 130th Deathday, Fedor Dostoevsky

Fedor Dostoevsky, author of Crime and Punishment — and the beloved Russian author not played by Christopher Plummer — died on this day in 1881.  Speaking of crime and punishment: Dostoevsky beat Billy the Kid to the grave by just six months. 

Billy the Kid Does NOT Get a Pardon

Billy the Kid will not receive a pardon from Gov. Bill Richardson on Richardson’s last day in office.The New Mexico governor made his decision public today, after much outside speculation and derision.  (The full text of his announcement is reprinted below.)  Money quote:

The Billy the Kid Pardon: Eight Burning Questions About a Dopey Controversy

Enough!  Enough of these endless headlines about a maybe-pardon for Billy the Kid.  Since nobody has explained to my satisfaction why we’re even talking about it in 2010, I’ve done the research.  Here are the answers to your eight burning questions about Billy the Kid and the Great Dopey Pardon Scandal of 2010.

Happy Birthday, Oregon

Happy 150th birthday to Oregon, my home state.You were born on 14 February 1859 — in the same year as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Billy the Kid.