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Assassinated McKinley ought to be remembered [Eagle Archives]
Assassinated McKinley ought to be remembered [Eagle Archives]

At 4:07 p.m., Sept. 6, 1901, William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States was shot and mortally wounded at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, N.Y. He was shot twice before a Hispanic African-American, James Parker, stopped the shooting. McKinley died eight days later at 2:15 a.m. Sat., Sept. 14, 1901. According to a history of the presidents written by Frank Freidel and Hugh Sidey for the White House Historical Association, McKinley "was standing in a receiving line at the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition when a deranged anarchist shot him twice …." Historians will forever argue over the exact cause of death; presumed by the autopsy to be...

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