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On This Day - April 26th

On this day, April 26th in American History:

  • To the shores of Tripoli!
  • Sherman finally gets to the beach.
  • Death to Assassins

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On This Day

26th April - On This Day In History


1980 Channing Tatum (actor)


1865 John Wilkes Booth (assassin – Abraham Lincoln)

On This Day:

1986 World’s worst nuclear disaster when 4th reactor at Chernobyl explodes, killing 31 and spreading contamination in various degrees to much of Western Europe. 14 more words

"To Whom it May Concern"

On this date in 1865, the Philadelphia Inquirer published a telling letter written by John Wilkes Booth, the recent assassin of President Lincoln.

The letter is known to readers of the Lincoln assassination story as John Wilkes Booth’s, “To Whom it May Concern” letter. 2,306 more words

Booth Family

Investigating McDevitt: A Closer Look at the Assassination Investigation

Shortly after President Abraham Lincoln was carried to the Petersen boardinghouse on the night of April 14, 1865, rumors spread about a separate attack on Secretary of State William H. 678 more words


Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

Another book on the Lincoln assassination? Well, yes, but unlike The Day Lincoln Was Shot, this book concentrates on the pursuit of his assassin, John Wilkes Booth. 283 more words

A To Z Blogging Challenge

Today in 1865: Lincoln is shot

Today in 1865, John Wilkes Booth fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. 315 more words


The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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Easter came early this year, and with it Good Friday too. Good Friday is somber day, and I think that there was none more somber than Good Friday 1865. 1,562 more words