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President James A. Garfield dies of gunshot wounds 130 years ago this hour

(Monday, September 19, 1901, 10:35 p.m.) — James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, died today in Long Branch, New Jersey, of a massive heart attack or a ruptured splenic artery aneurysm, following blood poisoning and bronchial pneumonia, all complications from gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin on July 2, 1881. Continue reading President James A. Garfield dies of gunshot wounds 130 years ago this hour