On this day in 1851, Herman Melville's Moby Dick is released to the American public. It is his sixth novel, and unfortunately, it is not popular at its release; performing so poorly, in fact, that Melville is not far from giving up writing to take work as a customs inspector in NYC. But Moby Dick is "rediscovered" in the 1920's, roughly 30 years after Melville's death, and goes on to become one of the most beloved works of American literature. On this day in 1881, Frank "Buckskin" Leslie kills Billy "The Kid" Claiborne in a shootout of outlaws in Tombstone, AZ. Claiborne is one of the survivors of the Gunfight at OK Corral a year earlier, but he doesn't survive challenging Leslie to a fight, believing Leslie had killed his friend Johnny Ringo earlier in the year. (Anyone who has seen the movie Tombstone knows Doc Holliday killed Ringo, but in fact, historians are not sure who got him) On this day in 1970, a charter jet returning most of the Marshal University football team home from a game comes down 2 miles short of the runway in Kenova, WV. Everyone on board, including the head coach, 37 players, support staff, 25 school boosters, and the flight crew, is killed.