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04

Today in Smithsonian History: March 4, 1881

Today in Smithsonian History: March 4, 1881

March 4, 1881. The inaugural ball for President James Garfield is held at the as-yet unfinished National Museum building. Less than four months later, on July 2, 1881, Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C.; he died in Elberon, New Jersey eleven weeks later, on September 19, 1881. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: March 4, 1881

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