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Leon Czolgosz


1873 Leon Czolgosz born of Polish parents, Detroit.
1881 Family moves to Cleveland, OH.
1898 Nervous breakdown.
Aug 1898 Czolgosz quits his factory job.
6 May 1901 Travels to Cleveland to see his anarchist hero, Emma Goldman, speak.
29 Jul 1901 An Italian-American anarchist assassinates King Umberto I of Italy. The incident entrances Czolgosz. On his arrest later, a clipping of the Umberto assassination was found on his person.
31 Aug 1901 Rents a room above a saloon in Buffalo, NY.
2 Sep 1901 Purchases a .32 Iver-Johnson revolver for $4.50, Buffalo NY.
5 Sep 1901 Sees McKinley speak at the Pan-American Exposition.
6 Sep 1901 While shaking hands at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, President William McKinley is shot twice in the abdomen at point-blank range with a .32 caliber revolver. He dies a week later. The assassin, an anarchist by the name of Leon Frank Czolgosz, actually is a lone gunman (for once).
14 Sep 1901 McKinley dies at 2:15 am.
23 Sep 1901 Eight hour, twenty six minute trial for the assassination of McKinley. Thirty four minutes later, guilty verdict.
29 Oct 1901 Leon Czolgosz electrocuted, 7:12 am, Auburn prison in New York. Three jolts, 1700 volts each. "I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people--the good working people. I am not sorry for my crime."
29 Oct 1901 Sulfuric acid poured into Czolgosz' coffin.

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