|Born||Adam Salomon Epstein|
Warsaw, Congress Poland
|Died||April 25th 1869 |
|Known for||The Gun Trick|
Dr. Adam Salomon Epstein, is best known today for being shot and killed while performing the bullet catch. Reportedly a piece of the ramrod broke off in the gun's barrel and lodged in his chest. Hardin Burlingame, however, suggests that Dr. Epstein's supposed death was a hoax he arranged as a publicity stunt.
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