On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1804

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton
3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlexander 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

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton

1804 Highlights

About July 12, 1804

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 216 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer