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(History Channel)   On this day, in 1881, after 80 days, President James Garfield finally succumbs to wounds sustained from an assassin's bullet, uttering with his dying breath, "I hate Mondays"   (history.com) divider line
    More: Vintage, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Alexander Graham Bell, President James A. Garfield, James Garfield, Charles J. Guiteau, Stalwart, Garfield's assassin  
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2021-07-02 2:25:19 PM  
Few people know his last meal was lasagna
 
2021-07-02 2:35:24 PM  
A true patriot in every sense of the word

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2021-07-02 2:37:13 PM  
The assassin was Fred Nermal. He fled to Abu Dabi.
 
2021-07-02 2:38:13 PM  
The assassin wrote to President Chester A Arthur from jail saying that since made Arthur president, Arthur owed him a pardon and a job.
 
2021-07-02 2:43:07 PM  
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2021-07-02 2:56:42 PM  
His assassin was an Odious character.
 
2021-07-02 2:57:49 PM  
hey, who was the 21st president?

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2021-07-02 2:58:54 PM  
But if it were on this day in history, it would be Friday.


Idiot.
 
2021-07-02 2:58:56 PM  
feeding him through the rectum

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2021-07-02 2:59:16 PM  
"Garfield's spine, which shows the hole created by the bullet, is kept as a historical artifact by the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C."

Yo what the fark dude
 
2021-07-02 2:59:32 PM  
Chester A. Arthur was not sworn in until September 20, 1881. Historians refer to the interregnum period of July 2 to September 20, 1881 as The Garfield Administration Minus Garfield.
 
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2021-07-02 3:01:26 PM  

Marcos P: "Garfield's spine, which shows the hole created by the bullet, is kept as a historical artifact by the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C."

Yo what the fark dude


Bullets often leave holes. It's not that unusual.
 
2021-07-02 3:02:25 PM  

cretinbob: Few people know his last meal was lasagna


Yes, yes, I remember, I had lasagna Abraham Lincoln
 
2021-07-02 3:03:12 PM  

Marcos P: "Garfield's spine, which shows the hole created by the bullet, is kept as a historical artifact by the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C."

Yo what the fark dude


Proof that a national leader had a spine? Preserve that forever, I say.
 
2021-07-02 3:03:21 PM  
"On this day", September 19?

He got shot on July 2, but didn't really actually die until 80 days later, which seems rather lazy, considering other people could travel around the world in 80 days in those times.
 
2021-07-02 3:06:21 PM  
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2021-07-02 3:06:53 PM  
Garfield was an amazing guy.  Genuine Civil War hero and leader.  Might have been one of the best of presidents, had he not been assassinated.
 
2021-07-02 3:08:38 PM  

Super Chronic: Chester A. Arthur was not sworn in until September 20, 1881. Historians refer to the interregnum period of July 2 to September 20, 1881 as The Garfield Administration Minus Garfield.


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2021-07-02 3:09:10 PM  
my hotlinked gif didn't gif

worst. day. ever.
 
2021-07-02 3:09:29 PM  
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2021-07-02 3:12:46 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: feeding him through the rectum

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Damn near kilt 'em.
 
2021-07-02 3:13:58 PM  
Sept. 19, 1881 was actually a Monday. Nice job, subby.
 
2021-07-02 3:14:24 PM  
Thankfully we had the steady hand of Vice President Odie.
 
2021-07-02 3:16:59 PM  
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2021-07-02 3:17:04 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: feeding him through the rectum

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They watched that episode of South Park?
 
2021-07-02 3:18:25 PM  
Alexander Graham Bell, who was one of Garfield's physicians, tried to use an early version of a metal detector to find the second bullet, but failed.

Bell failed because the detector kept finding the springs in Garfield's bed, rather than the bullet.
 
2021-07-02 3:18:53 PM  
 
2021-07-02 3:19:01 PM  

Sebas: "On this day", September 19?

He got shot on July 2, but didn't really actually die until 80 days later, which seems rather lazy, considering other people could travel around the world in 80 days in those times.


Garfield probably would have survived if his doctors hadn't been farking around with his wound with unwashed hands and instruments.  The shooter wounded Garfield.  His doctors killed him.
 
2021-07-02 3:20:16 PM  
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2021-07-02 3:22:04 PM  
Tell me why?
 
2021-07-02 3:23:53 PM  

LewDux: cretinbob: Few people know his last meal was lasagna

Yes, yes, I remember, I had lasagna Abraham Lincoln


Abe's son, Robert Todd, was actually with Garfield when he was shot.

Alexander Graham Bell tried to help find the bullet but Garfield's doctor was such a narcissistic prick that he refused to let Bell check both sides of the President's body - the metal springs under the bed may have also been an issue.

The doctors also didn't believe in antiseptics.
 
2021-07-02 3:28:44 PM  
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2021-07-02 3:30:11 PM  
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2021-07-02 3:35:27 PM  
Another interesting thing about the period between when he was shot and when he died is that they made a rudimentary form of air conditioning for him. From here:

One of the letters that came to the White House proposed an idea that found its way to the Navy Corps of Engineers. It proposed that strips of woolen fabric be soaked in ice water, and hung over huge blocks of ice. (Picture the strips of chamois in a carwash.) Then electric fans (yes, rudimentary ones were invented by that time) would blow over the cold wet material and the blocks of ice, cooling the air.

The engineers thought the idea had merit, and could be rigged easily and inexpensively. They made a few drawings and produced a prototype that they tested in Garfield's sickroom. Within a few hours, the temperature dropped to a more comfortable 75o.

The concept formed the basis for air conditioning unitsthat are used even to this day. You wouldn't recognize it - but the concept is there, and it is still valid.
 
2021-07-02 3:47:48 PM  

medius: [Garfield's Spine]


That is like the cover for an osteopathic metal band album which doesn't exist. Clinically heavy yet beautiful
 
2021-07-02 3:50:12 PM  
"Rosebub? Who the hell is 'Rosebub'?"
 
2021-07-02 3:55:05 PM  
Is it wrong to think "Ok, that's a damn tough shot..."
 
2021-07-02 3:58:10 PM  

dennysgod: Tell me why?


The silicon chip inside his head was switched to overload
 
2021-07-02 4:06:48 PM  

Gin Buddy: But if it were on this day in history, it would be Friday.


Idiot.


And even for 'this date in history', July 2nd 1881 would have been a Saturday.
 
2021-07-02 4:08:21 PM  

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He was shot with a plastic rod at a time before plastics were invented? Curious.

Obviously, we've had it all wrong. Time travellers come back to kill Garfield instead of Hitler. We just live in a timeline where one of them succeeded.
 
2021-07-02 4:09:17 PM  
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2021-07-02 4:14:54 PM  
Sounds like you farkers need a trip the the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia.
 
2021-07-02 4:16:43 PM  
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2021-07-02 4:17:58 PM  

Marcos P: "Garfield's spine, which shows the hole created by the bullet, is kept as a historical artifact by the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C."

Yo what the fark dude


I know, right? A politician with a spine! Shocking!
 
2021-07-02 4:21:51 PM  
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2021-07-02 4:27:15 PM  

Marcos P: "Garfield's spine, which shows the hole created by the bullet, is kept as a historical artifact by the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C."

Yo what the fark dude


God DAMMIT, I have the other 21 vertebrae!  How can I ever hope to complete my collection?
 
2021-07-02 4:29:54 PM  
But then, there's this: http://mileswmathis.com/garf.pd​f
 
2021-07-02 4:32:49 PM  
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2021-07-02 4:35:20 PM  

EVERYBODY PANIC: But then, there's this: http://mileswmathis.com/garf.pdf​


I hate the internet.
 
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