President Garfield was shot here -site of National Gallery of Art
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President Garfield was shot here -site of National Gallery of Art

President James A. Garfield (11/19/1831 - 9/19/1881) was shot on this site on July 2, 1881, when the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station was here. There is no real historic plaque marking the site. I learned this on an episode of Ten Things You Did Not Know About History, broadcast on the History Channel on August 16, 2014, hosted by Henry Rollins (who was Black Flag's lead singer). The gist of the Garfield segment was that Garfield did not die from an assassin's bullet, but by subsequent medical malpractice.

Publication date Jun 24, 2018
Property ID: 1416
Updated on: Aug 31, 2019

President James A. Garfield (11/19/1831 - 9/19/1881) was shot on this site on July 2, 1881, when the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station was here. There is no real historic plaque marking the site. I learned this on an episode of Ten Things You Did Not Know About History, broadcast on the History Channel on August 16, 2014, hosted by Henry Rollins (who was Black Flag's lead singer). The gist of the Garfield segment was that Garfield did not die from an assassin's bullet, but by subsequent medical malpractice.

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Location:
National Gallery of Art - West Building , 6th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW , Southwest Corner, Washington, District of Columbia, 20365, United States
Listing Category:
Famous People Government, Politics History Museums No Longer There Railroads, Trains, Subways, Stations Solemn Cyber Plaques
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Virtual
Created Date:
06-24-2018
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