Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, Ford discontinues the Edsel, Milli Vanilli lose their Grammy, and the first Wii goes on sale, all on this day.
1831: James A. Garfield, who would go onto become the 20th President of the United States, is born in Moreland Hills, Ohio. Garfield's presidency would last only 200 days, from March 4, 1881, until his death on Sept. 19, 1881, as a result of being shot by assassin Charles J. Guiteau on July 2, 1881. Only William Henry Harrison's presidency, of 32 days, was shorter.
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