Monday, July 12, 2004

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Families re-enact famous US duel: "Descendants of US political rivals have drawn pistols at 10 paces, in a re-enactment of a 200-year-old duel.
On 11 July 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr shot dead the nation's first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers.
The modern-day rivals were Antonio Burr, a distant cousin of Burr, and Douglas Hamilton, a fifth-great grandson of the historical figure.
But this time, no blood was spilled and the two men later went for a beer.
About 100 descendants "

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