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Saturday, July 2, 2016


On this date, July 2, 1881, one of my beloved American Presidents, James A. Garfield (the 20th President of the U.S.A) was assassinated; he died 11 weeks later on September 19, 1881. Charles J. Guiteau was executed by hanging on June 30, 1882. He 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.

An engraving of James A. Garfield's assassination, published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. The caption reads "Washington, D.C.—The attack on the President's life—Scene in the ladies' room of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad depot—The arrest of the assassin / from sketches by our special artist's A. Berghaus and C. Upham."
President Garfield is at center right, leaning after being shot. He is supported by Secretary of State James G. Blaine who wears a light colored top hat. To left, assassin Charles Guiteau is restrained by members of the crowd, one of whom is about to strike him with a cane.
             Please go to this previous blog post to learn more.

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