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Paging Dr. Bell to the President’s deathbed

Today in 1881, President Garfield died as the result of being shot at close range by an assassin. It took him nearly¬†three months to die. On July 2, after months of increasing agitation and several aborted attempts to shoot the … Continue reading

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Do presidents age more rapidly?

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Today in 1923, President Warren G. Harding died suddenly of a stroke in San Francisco. Just after midnight, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President … Continue reading

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