On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1881

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President James Garfield shot by Charles J. Guiteau a disappointed office-seeker; Garfield dies 79 days later

Famous Birthdays

  • Royal H. Weller, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1929)
1881 Highlights

About July 2, 1881

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer