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On this date in 1901: McKinley assassin Leon Czolgosz was executed at Auburn prison

President William McKinley was greeting visitors in a reception line at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo on Sept. 6, 1901, when he was shot twice by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The president, wounded in the chest and abdomen, would linger for several days, at times appearing to be rallying, but died Sept. 14. Czolgosz was quickly found guilty at a trial in Buffalo, sentenced to death and executed in Auburn Oct. 29. [Gallery of historic front pages from McKinley assassination]

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