On this date, June 30, 1882, Charles J. Guiteau was executed by hanging for the assassination of the 20th President of the U.S.A, James A. Garfield on July 2, 1881. Guiteau was executed less than a year after the assassination and after 10 months after the President died on September 19, 1881. What a swift and sure execution! Most important of all, he is guilty beyond any doubt.
Please go to this previous blog post to learn more about this assassin.
1881 political cartoon showing Guiteau holding a gun and a note that says "An office or your life!" The caption for the cartoon reads "Model Office Seeker."