On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1804

Historical Events

Historic Event

Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a pistol duel by Vice President Aaron Burr

Famous Deaths

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton, US Founding Father and 1st Secretary of the Treasury (1789-95), killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in pistol duel near Weehawken at 49

1804 Highlights

About July 12, 1804

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 217 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer