Today In History- 1806 -Future President Andrew Jackson kills a man in a duel.

On this date in 1806 future U.S. president Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson, a lawyer regarded as one of the best pistol shots in the area in a duel in Logan County, Kentucky. Jackson, who participated in seven duels challenged Dickinson who allegedly slandered Jackson’s wife, Rachel as a bigamist. Andrew Jackson wasn’t someone you messed around with. Can you imagine in modern day America someone running for president-who had killed a man in a duel? …On the other hand his opponent might be careful about what he said about him….

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