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 May 16

1801

William Henry Seward, U.S. Secretary of State (1861-1869).

1804

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, founder of the first U.S. kindergarten.

1824

Edmund Kirby-Smith, Confederate general during the American Civil War.

1850

Johannes von Mikulicz-Radecki, Polish surgical pioneer.

1886

Douglas Southall Freeman, journalist, historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer.

1905

Henry Fonda, American actor (Grapes of Wrath, On Golden Pond).

1912

Studs Terkel, author and historian.

1913

Woody Herman, jazz bandleader.

1929

Betty Carter, jazz singer.

1929

Adrienne Rich, poet (Diving into the Wreck).

1955

Olga Korbut, Olympic gymnast.