Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Post Profile

The Eight Times the Vice President Did Something That Mattered

1. On July 11, 1804, Aaron Burr fatally wounded Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Hamilton had smeared Burr’s name in the press.
read more


The Duel of Hamilton and Burr

Odd : VBS Blog (4 years ago)

Drunk History is a Howard Zinnesque exploration of the seamy undersides of American History, as related by a revolving cast of sloshed historical experts. This one’s about the 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Read Post

Was Founding Father Alexander Hamilton Bisexual? His Letters Suggest So.

LGBT / Gay : Queerty (7 months ago)

Most people think of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton as the face on the $10 bill. Either that or the primary author of the Federalist Papers who was killed in a duel by Vice President Aaron Burr in 1804. But few people are aware ... Read Post

This day in history - July 11, 1804: Former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton is mortally wounded in a duel

US Politics / Liberal : The Reaction (4 years ago)

By Richard K. Barry The duel in ques tion was between Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr. It took place on July 11, 1804, and Hamilton, having been shot in the lower abdomen above the right hip, died the next day. The cause of t... Read Post

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC