Today in History

Remembering the Burr-Hamilton Duel

Today is the 209th anniversary of the most fateful duel in American history.  It is hard to imagine a sitting Vice President actually shooting someone. The duel proved to be a tragic miscalculation by Burr, who had to fight criminal charges and  became a political pariah as a result.

If only he had milk to cool his temper . . .


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