1854 – He was an African American cowboy born as slave in Davidson County, Tennessee.
1876 – He claimed that he entered a rodeo at Deadwood City in the Dakota Territory this year and that is where he earned the nickname "Deadwood Dick."
1877 – In October this year, he was captured by a band of Akimel O’odham while rounding up stray cattle near the Gila River in Arizona.
1907 – He wrote his autobiography, "Life and Adventures of Nat Love."
1921 – He spent the latter part of his life working as a Pullman porter. He died in Los Angeles at age 67 in this year.