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Today is President James A. Garfield's Birthday!

Happy Birthday
President Garfield!

Born:  November 19, 1831
at Orange, Ohio

Died:  September 19, 1881
at Elberon, NJ

Several years before becoming president, Garfield published an original proof of the Pythagorean Theorem in the New England Journal of Education.

[ Briefly, the sum of the areas of the three triangles equals the area of the trapezoid. ]