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An engraved illustration of The Burr�Hamilton duel, this was a duel between two prominent American politicians, the former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice President Aaron Burr, on July 11 1804 (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)

An engraved illustration of The Burr�Hamilton duel, this was a duel between two prominent American politicians, the former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice President Aaron Burr, on July 11 1804  (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)