Today in History: Bill Pickett Dies

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Bill Pickett

 
On this day in 1944, at the age of 72 black cowboys Bill Pickett died after being kicked while roping a bronco.

A star of the 101 Ranch Wild West Show, Mr. Pickett invented the rodeo event of bulldogging, an event in which the contestant must wrestle a longhorn steer to the ground with his bare hands.

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