The Assassination of William McKinley
On September 6, 101 William McKinley had spent the day in Niagara Falls and had a day planned to meet the public. He was in the Temple of Music and at 3:30 the doors opened. Many people had waited outside and one of them was Leon Czlgosz who was planning to kill the president. He hid his gun in his right hand with a handkerchief . The guards spotted this and let him be because it was a hot day and many people had handkerchiefs to wipe the sweat off. When it was his turn to shake the Presidents hand, he stuck out his left hand. When they shook hands he fired two shots. The first shot did not hit the President, some say it deflected off a button. The second, however ripped through his skin destroying all of his major organs. He was sent to the nearest hospital and died a couple days after surgery. William McKinely was later pronounced dead on September 14, 1901 because of gangrene.