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July 2, 1881

October 19, 2015 - 08:30 -- astrickhouser

President Garfield is shot by Charles Guiteau, a disgruntled office seeker. This incident led to the passage of the Pendleton Act in 1883 and creation of the Civil Service, thus changing how government workers secure their positions.

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