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Lawmaker Guns Down Opponent in Madison!


Frustration and animosity is said to be running high among legislators these days, but at least they're not shooting each other. That's what happened on February 11, 1842, during a dispute in the territorial legislature between representatives Charles Arndt and James Vineyard. When Arndt accused Vineyard of... well, read the gory details for yourself and see the vest that Arndt was wearing that day, complete with bullet hole. You can also read an account of the affair by a Madison resident who appeared on the scene the following day.
:: Posted in Bizarre Events on February 11, 2005
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