Gunfight at the OK Corral - Wyat, Virgil and Morgan Earp
Tombstone, AZ - Gunfight at the OK Corral - On Tuesday, October 25th, Ike Clanton spent the day getting drunk, moving from one saloon to the next, and making threats against the Earps and Holliday to any who would listen. Though boasting violence throughout the day, Clanton was unarmed and finally, Virgil drew Holliday away. But Clanton followed, promising "to kill you tomorrow when the others come to town." Spotting Wyatt on the streets, the fired-up Clanton continued. "Tell your consumptive friend, your Arizona nightin’gale, he’s a dead man tomorrow!" To which, Wyatt just turned and replied "Don’t you tangle with Doc Holliday - he’ll kill you before you’ve begun." Ike's parting shot was "Get ready for a showdown!"
This was the precursor to the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral that lasted less than 30 seconds but has been indelibly etched into the minds of children since…