On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1881

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
Assassin Charles J. Guiteau
Charles J. Guiteau

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? 139 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer