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Friday 30th of June 1882

141 years ago

Writer, lawyer and assassin Charles Julius Guiteau is executed by hanging at the age of 41 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

Guiteau notoriously danced his way to the gallows and shook hands with his executioner. On the scaffold, as a last request, he recited a poem called "I am Going to the Lordy" which he had written during his incarceration. He had originally requested an orchestra to play as he sang his poem but this request was denied.