What had just happened?
U.S. President James Garfield had just been shot by Charles Guiteau. He would go on to die 80 days later because of complications arising from the shooting.
21 of you had the right answer! In order – Sankhya, zizzyphus, Thomas Masun, BoFi, The Clueless Anon, anannyad, DP, vijaysarathy, Manish Mani, anon-on-narkotix, citibak(rupt), Vishal, Ashwin Prabhu, Srinivasan Rajagopal, Mani, Thejaswi Udupa, Arun.A.S, bobo, Gaurav, kasthuri and CR. Good cracks!