This was Theodore Roosevelt’s preferred rifle.

  • Model 1868 Spencer Carbine
  • Model 1874 Sharps Rifle
  • Model 1876 Winchester
  • Model 1894 Krag-Jorgensen

Today in History: Born on July 13

1793

John Clare, English poet.

1886

Edward J. Flanagan, Catholic priest, founder of Boys' Town.

1928

Robert N.C. Nix, Jr., first African-American chief justice of a state supreme court.

1933

David Storey, English novelist (The Sporting Life).

1934

Wole Soyinka, Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian playwright.

1935

Jack Kemp, football player, politician.