Assassination of President McKinley

Today in History, September 6: 1901 – President William McKinley assassinated. The President was shaking hands at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York when a Polish immigrant Socialist suddenly pointed a gun at him and fired twice. The man was ready to fire a third time when he was tackled by the President’s body guards. McKinley lingered until the 14th before succumbing to his injuries.

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