July 11th 1804 – Alexander Hamilton (former Secretary of the Treasury) and Aaron Burr (sitting Vice President of the United States) had a duel mortally wounding Hamilton who died the next day.
This is probably the most famous duel in U.S. history and the outcome killed one of the founding fathers of the U.S. and charging another one with murder in New York and New Jersey, although neither charge reached trial.
There is a lot of dispute over who shot first or how exactly how this all went down except most historians believe Alexander did fire his pistol but it is unclear if he intended to hit Burr or toss aside his shot.
Regarding the art – My original intention was to make a traditional comic about this event as I have done with other ‘On This Day Cartoons’ but somewhere along the line I liked how these three drawings of Alexander and Aaron came out and decided to create a fake movie poster instead. I have always loved making phony posters and movie headlines for some reasons. They are fun to come up with and love to see when it is done well by others.
Please let me know what you think.
Have a great week.