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Crime History: Andrew Jackson kills rival over insult of wife

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On this day, May 30, in 1806, Andrew Jackson, who later became the seventh president of United States, killed a rival in a pistol duel after the man insulted Jackson's wife. Charles Dickinson, like Jackson, was a prominent racehorse breeder and lawyer in Tennessee. During a gambling dispute, Dickinson called Jackson a coward and his wife, Rachel, a bigamist. Jackson had married Rachel years...

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