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Assassination Editions of Smithsonian Magazine

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Smithsonian has published two different editions of their magazine with articles relating to the event. 632 more words

Calendar: March 2015

As we near the beginning of March, I thought it would be prudent to highlight some of the Lincoln assassination events that are planned for this month.   946 more words

Please Help Me Get on Drunk History!


Dear internet creatures,

The fantastic Comedy Central program Drunk History is hosting a “Stumble into History” contest with the grand prize of a walk-on role in an actual episode of the show. 138 more words


Lack of Control is Funny

It’s hilarious that humans think they have control over things. I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the past few weeks.

One thing we act like we have control over is the weather. 1,494 more words


Two Flags

A huge Confederate flag waved high over the interstate north of Lake City, Florida in stark contrast to Steve Shoemaker’s verse about Lincoln (posted earlier the same day). 93 more words


Register for the 2015 Tudor Hall Symposium!

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  In the coming weeks I will be posting about some of the events planned to mark the occasion.   1,180 more words

Henry Byron Booth & Peacock

Henry Byron Booth was the third child of Junius Brutus Booth and Mary Ann Holmes.  He lived a short life, dying from smallpox at the age of 11.   1,218 more words