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The End of Suffering (Or Was It?)

One week after Robert E. Lee surrendered his troops, the first presidential assassination took place when Abraham Lincoln was murdered. Lincoln was attending a play on Good Friday, titled “Our American Cousin,” at Ford’s Threatre in Washington D.C., with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. 175 more words




April 14, 2014

A year from today, on April 14, 2015, we will mark the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at the hands of actor John Wilkes Booth (Lincoln died the next morning). 815 more words

149 Years Ago Today

On Good Friday April 14,1865 Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

It was five days after Confederate General Robert E.Lee 

surrendered to Union General Ulysses S.Grant. 181 more words

In the thicket of it . . .

149 years ago tonight, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by actor John WIlkes Booth at Ford’s Theater, in Washington, D.C. After his mad and useless act, Booth escaped into Southern Maryland and then Northern Virginia before being discovered by Union cavalry. 215 more words

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Anniversary of the Lincoln Assassination - April 14th

On April 14th, 1865, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Fords Theater in Washington, D.C. on Good Friday. This year marks the 149th anniversary of this historic event. 232 more words


Today's Date in History

It was on this day in 1828 that Noah Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language was published. Webster put together the dictionary because he wanted… 988 more words

On This Day: President Lincoln was Fatally Shot

Almost 150 years ago today on April 14, 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate advocate, during a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. 235 more words