September 20, 1881

On September 20, 1881, Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st President of the United States after the assassination of James A. Garfield by crazy man Charles J. Guiteau. Guiteau believed that his imagined critical support of Garfield was what won the Presidential election for the Republicans, and because of that, he deserved to be rewarded with a political post to a foreign country. When Garfield’s administration never responded to his many crazy demands, he decided to kill the president. Guiteau was QAnon before QAnon was a twinkling in the eyes of anti-vaxxers and believers that Democrats were running child prostitution rings from pizza shops in Washington, D.C. Crazy, it never skips a generation.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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