This page lists news articles and events for the year 1881.
Events that happen on the specified date are listed under Events: entries. News articles that were published on the specified date are listed under News: entries. Events that only happened in fiction on the specified date are listed under Fiction: entries and are written in italics.
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- July 2:
- Event: President James Garfield shot by an assassin while on his way to deliver a speech. Doctors are unable to find one of the bullets lodged in his body.
- September 19:
- Event: President James Garfield dies of complications from the gunshot wounds suffered on July 2.