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July 2, 1881. U.S. President James A. Garfield was shot as he entered the railway station at Washington, DC.

He died Sept 19, 1881, never having recovered from the wound. The assassin, Charles J. Guiteau, was hanged June 30, 1882.

Image Credit: Public Domain, by A. Berghaus and C. Upham, published in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper.  Image obtained from the Images of American Political History website;

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