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Good morning, it’s Sunday, August 2, the 214th day of 2015. There are 151 days left in the year. We’ll start the day in the lower 70s, but we’re expecting highs this afternoon around the century mark before temperatures fall back into the 70s overnight. On August 2, 1876—139 years ago today--James Butler Hickok, better known as “Wild Bill” Hickok, was gunned down by Texas desperado Jack McCall in a Dakota Territory saloon. Hickok, who was playing poker at the time of the shooting, had his back to the door. Hickok usually sat with his back to the wall, but the only seat available when he joined the game that night put his back to the door. McCall, a former Buffalo hunter, walked in unnoticed and shot Wild Bill in the back of the head, shouting, “Take that. The poker hand Hickok was holding when he died consisted of a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights. Today's Highlight in Local History:. On August 2, 1993, a Mexia police officer was shot to death. Today's Highlight in History:. In 1909, the original Lincoln "wheat" penny first went into circulation, replacing the "Indian Head" cent. Source: