Today in History - December 31
On December 31, 1837, Democrat Amasa J. Parker, congressman from New York, sat down in his quarters in Mrs. Pittman’s boarding house in Washington, D.C., to write a letter to his wife, miles away at their Catskills home in Delhi, New York. Continue reading.
On December 31, 1881, Charles J. Guiteau, the assassin of President James Garfield, wrote a New Year’s greeting to his jailer. Continue reading.
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