Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September 7

September 7, 1901: Mayor Carnahan declares Saturday Sept. 7 a civic holiday for the celebration of Rochester Day at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. About 8,000 Rochesterians make the short train trip to the neighboring city, however, the shooting of US President McKinley the previous day at the expo puts a damper on the celebration. President McKinley died the following week and an investigation led to the arrest of anarchist, and former Rochesterian, Emma Goldman in connection with the plot, although she was later released.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. Rochester History (1964) v. 26, n. 3, pg 11-12
  2. Wikipedia: Emma Goldman

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