Tag Archives: duels

January 22, 1879

On January 22, 1879, James Shields was elected as the US Senator from Missouri. He previously served as a Senator from Illinois (1849-1855), as well as Minnesota (1858-1859). He is the only person to ever serve as a US Senator … Continue reading

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November 10, 1801

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1801 Kentucky outlawed dueling. In 1802, the Kentucky legislature had to explain to its citizens that ‘dueling banjos’ wasn’t really dueling and it was still legal to play music. In 1803 the Kentucky legislature … Continue reading

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June 18, 1621

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1621 the first duel was fought in America between Edward Doty and Edward Lester. It was believed that they both wanted the nickname of Big Ed and had fallen into an argument over who … Continue reading

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