UNION ORGANIZER BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1913

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James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa disappeared July 30, 1975, and was declared legally
dead on July 30, 1982. Hoffa was involved with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, as an organizer from 1932 to 1975. He served as the union’s
General President from 1958 to 1971. On May 17, 2006, acting on a tip, the FBI
searched a farm in Milford Township, Michigan for Hoff’s remains and found nothing.

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             teamsters union logo

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PRESIDENT MCKINLEY ~ BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1887

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William McKinley, Jr.  was the25th President of the United States ( 1897 – 1901),
and the last veteran of the American Civil War to be elected to that office. He was
the last President of the 19th century and the first of 20th. His second term came 
to a tragic end. On September 5, 1901, President  McKinley who had just delivered
a speech at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, was standing in a receiving line when a deranged anarchist shot him twice. He died eight days later. 

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President McKinley delivering his last address at the Pan-American Exposition

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An artists depiction of the shooting of President McKinley shows the assassin,
Leon Czolgosz, with a concealed revolver.

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             Marker at the McKinley Memorial Mausoleum in Canton, Ohio

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