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Rifle - Historical Events
Date Event
1871-11-24

National Rifle Association organized (NYC)

1874-09-26

1st Grand International Rifle match held

1875-06-07

California Rifle and Pistol Association founded

1875-11-04

Massachusetts Rifle Association is founded in Boston

1907-01-26

The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the oldest military rifle still in official use.

1926-10-19

John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle

1973-05-17

US performs 3 nuclear tests at Rifle Colorado

1987-08-19

Hungerford Massacre: in England, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with an assault rifle and then commits suicide.

2007-12-05

Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.

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Rifle - Birthdays
Date Event
1744-06-04

Patrick Ferguson, Scots army officer and rifle designer (d. 1780)

1810-11-30

Oliver Fisher Winchester, rifle maker (Winchester)

1840-02-05

Hiram Stevens Maxim, inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle)

1901-10-02

[Ignatius] Roy [D] Campbell, South African poet (Flowering Rifle)

1918-07-17

Donald Kahn, Lay That Rifle Down

1924-05-01

Lee Hewitt, Kentucky Rifle

1929-10-18

Paula Sowl, Springfield Rifle

1942-08-25

Margaret L Thompson Murdock, US, small bore rifle (Olympic-silver-76)

1946-12-01

Ho-Jun Li, Korea PR, rifle (Olympic-gold-1972)

1947-01-02

Lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976)

1949-11-08

Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice Presidenf of the National Rifle Association.

1951-9-04

Wes Cowan, Flint-Lock Rifle/Lafayette China/Prison Plaque

1953-05-14

Bill Meek, Upland PA, prone rifle (Olympics-8th-1996)

1954-07-15

Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Oly-20-1996)

1957-08-02

Stephen Kelly Petterson, Auckland NZ, Smallbore rifle (Olympics-96)

1958-07-03

Robert Foth, Buffalo NY, air rifle (Olympics-1988, 92, 96)

1959-02-05

Glenn Dubis, Lincoln Neb, US 3x40 rifle (Olympics-1984, 88, 96)

1959-06-30

Michel Dion, Quebec City Canada, Rifle shooter (Olympics-24-92, 96)

1963-08-13

Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympics-7th-1996)

1965-07-17

Scott Pearson, The Delicate Art of the Rifle

1966-02-16

Eric Uptagrafft, Spokane Wash, prone rifle (Olympics-1996)

1966-06-27

Rob Harbison, Fallston MD, 3x40 rifle (Olympics-6th-1996)

1968-11-24

Ken Johnson, Quincy Mass, 3x40 rifle (Olympics-1996)

1970-11-17

Nathan Guinn, The Delicate Art of the Rifle

1970-11-18

James Jewell, The Delicate Art of the Rifle

1971-9-17

Joseph W. Hedrick, The Delicate Art of the Rifle

1972-10-13

Jean Foster, Columbus GA, 3x20 rifle (Olympics-1996)

1974-01-14

Nancy Napolski, Hinsdale Idaho, air rifle (Olympics-1996)

1977-02-03

Stuart Douglas Harris, Ned Rifle

1977-07-30

Jayme Dickman, South Bend Ind, 3x20 rifle (Olympics-1996)

1980-03-03

Jon Frechette, The Rifle

1986-10-15

Wesley Brown, The Art of the Precision Rifle

Rifle - Deaths
Date Event
1861-08-12

Eliphalet Remington, American inventor, designer of the Remington rifle (b. 1793)

1957-02-14

Francis Chase Jr., Kentucky Rifle

1974-02-16

John Garand, Canadian rifle engineer and manufacturer (b. 1888)

1984-12-07

Jeanne Cagney, actress (Quicksand, Kentucky Rifle), dies at 65

1999-09-22

Carl K. Hittleman, Kentucky Rifle

2008-04-11

Donald Kahn, Lay That Rifle Down

2009-04-20

Paula Sowl, Springfield Rifle


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