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On September 6, 1901, at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York,deranged anarchist Leon Czolgosz made his way along a reception line filing past President William McKinley. Concealed within a handkerchief, Czolgosz held a .32-caliber revolver. As he came face to face with the president, he fired two shots through the handkerchief, striking McKinley in the chest and the abdomen. McKinley died eight days after the shooting. Czolgosz, explaining that he ‘thought it would be a good thing for the country to kill the President,’ was put to death by electrocution 45 days later.