June 30, 1882: An Assassin Goes For A Swing

On June 30, 1882, a presidential assassin met his fate following his shooting of President James Garfield, a wound that eventually killed the 20th president.  The National Parks service explains that even by nineteenth-century standards, “Guiteau was obviously mentally ill. He considered himself a…

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June 29, 1613: Shakespeare’s Jewel Burns Down

The Globe Theatre, an iconic symbol of the English Renaissance and intimately associated with William Shakespeare, experienced a devastating fire on June 29, 1613. This fire not only obliterated a physical landmark of Elizabethan theater but also marked a significant moment in the history…

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