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This Day in History

...nation In 1881, Chester Arthur was sworn in as the 21st president of the United States, succeeding the assassinated James Garfield. In 1957, "M Squad," starring Lee Marvin, premiered on NBC-TV. In 1962, black student James Meredith was...
This Day in History

...which resolved some issues left over from the Revolutionary War. In 1831, the 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was born in Orange, Ohio. In 1863, President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national...
This Day in History

...President Thomas Jefferson ordered all British ships to vacate U.S. territorial waters. In 1881, President James Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau at the Washington railroad station; Garfield died the following September. (Guiteau...
Tucson tragedy will only temporarily halt the language of derision and hate

...Julius Guiteau and Leon Czolgosz, although we're familiar with their dastardly deeds - assassinating Presidents James Garfield and William McKinley, respectively. Many of us know quite well the names of Byron De La Beckwith, James Earl Ray...
Wisdom and folly

...careful of what you ask for; you might get it, 2) What you don't ask for, you don't get, and 3) President James Garfield's lucid observation: "All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people." Stuart...
In praise of religious growth

...loss of an American president by the bullet of an assassin, so it can stand for John Kennedy or William McKinley or James Garfield or for whom it was written, Abraham Lincoln. "When lilacs last in the door-yard bloom'd, And the great star...
In the stacks: new nonfiction audiobooks

...look at one instance in time when clean hands clearly would have saved a life and changed the course of history. James Garfield had been president for only four months when he was shot by Charles Guiteau at a train station. His wounds weren't...


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