On March 1, 1872, at age 20, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery (now part of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine).A few weeks before Holliday's birthday, dentist Arthur C.Holliday's colorful life and character have been depicted in many books and portrayed by well-known actors in numerous movies and television series.Since his death, researchers have concluded that, contrary to popular myth-making, Holliday killed only one or two men. Three months after his wife's death, his father married Rachel Martin.
They found Frank Stilwell lying in wait as Virgil boarded a train for California and killed him.
In the fall of 1876, Miller moved the Bella Union to Deadwood (site of the gold rush in the Dakota Territory), and Holliday went with him.
In 1877, Holliday returned to Cheyenne, and then Denver, and eventually to Kansas where he visited an aunt.
Both men were arrested and fined, but Kahn was not finished.
Later that same day, he shot and seriously wounded the unarmed Holliday.