U.S. President William McKinley’s Assassination

Today in history — September 14, 1901 — U.S. President William McKinley dies of complications from bullet wounds inflicted by Leon Czolgosz. Czolgosz, an anarchist, shot the President during one of his public appearances at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

Initially doctors believed that President McKinley would survive the assassination attempt even though only one bullet was able to be removed.

Read more about in the President McKinley Assassination Topic Guide.

President McKinley Assassination Topic Guide

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