1806 - Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after the man had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.
Charles Dickinson (1780-May 30, 1806), was a 19th century American and nationally famous duelist. An expert marksman, Dickinson's dueling career included 26 kills before it was ended at the hands of future President Andrew Jackson
A duel was set up between the two. Jackson attempted to fire, but his pistol misfired. Dickinson then proceeded to shoot, and Jackson took one ball in the ribs. Without wavering, Jackson then fatally wounded Dickinson with a .70-caliber shot to his middle, severing an artery, technically breaking the rules of the duel. He died a few hours later, the only man Jackson ever killed in any of his 103 duels.
Ahh, the good old days, before lawyers took control and turned suing into a national pasttime. If I had to fight a pistol duel today, give me the weapon that the kid who shot the steroidal wild hog used.
Andrew Jackson, one kill in 103 duels---sounds like he should have been sent down to the minors, that's an awful percentage.