Today we feature an image of Aaron Burr. Aaron Burr was an American politician, Revolutionary War hero and adventurer. He was the third Vice President of the United States. On this date (July 11th) in 1804, Burr participated in the infamous Burr-Hamilton duel. This was a duel between two prominent American politicians, former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice President Aaron Burr. Burr shot and killed Hamilton.