Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Monday, June 24, 2013
Presidential assassination by arsenic?
Library of Congress,
Prints & Photos Div
The House of Representatives highlights the "Mysterious National Hotel Disease" that claimed the life of Pennsylvania representative David F. Robison on this date in 1859. Robison was one of several victims of what was rumored to be a plot to assassinate President James Buchanan by arsenic.