July 4, 1884

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1884 bullfighting was introduced in the U.S. in Dodge City, Kansas. One year later, bullwrestling was introduced during a Carnie show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but interest quickly declined when doping and foreign bulls were used to beat the American grown competitors.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
This entry was posted in 19th Century, Historical Facts and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to July 4, 1884

  1. Confused Carnie says:

    By the way, it’s very important to note that it is bull FIGHTING…

    Needless to say, both the bull and I were quite surprised to discover that I had completely misread the job posting (although based on the look on his face, I’m pretty sure the bull was even more surprised than I was).

    The audience seemed both titillated and shocked, before eventually settling on righteous outrage and chasing us both out of town.

    For his part, the bull seems to have mostly forgiven me for my mistake, although understandably, he still seems nervous whenever I’m standing behind him.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *