1881 in the United States

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Events from the year 1881 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

March 4: James A. Garfield becomes President

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

September 19: Vice President Chester A. Arthur becomes President after the death of Garfield

October–December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • January 8 – Henrik Shipstead, United States Senator from Minnesota from 1923 till 1947. (died 1960)
  • March 12 – Arthur Raymond Robinson, United States Senator from Indiana from 1925 to 1935. (died 1961)
  • August 12 – Cecil B. DeMille, American film director (died 1959)
  • October 10 – David Baird, Jr., United States Senator from New Jersey from 1929 till 1930. (died 1955)
  • November 20 – Arthur Marshall, ragtime composer and performer (died 1968)
  • December 16 – Daniel F. Steck, United States Senator from Iowa from 1926 till 1931. (died 1950)

Deaths[edit]

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