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Saturday 2nd of July 1881

143 years ago

50-year-old 20th President of the United States James Garfield is shot by mentally deranged assassin Charles Julius Guiteau in Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

One bullet grazed the Garfield's shoulder, and the other struck him in the back, passing the first lumbar vertebra but missing the spinal cord before coming to rest behind his pancreas. The wound was not immediately fatal for Garfield but his doctors' uncleaned and unprotected hands are said to have led to infection that caused his death on 19 September.

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