Today in American History 🇺🇸

Today in American history…President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at the hands of John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865 at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. President Lincoln was attending the play, Our American Cousin, when he shot at 10:15 PM. His wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, was sitting by his side as well as their guests in the Presidential box, Major Henry Rathbone and his fiancée Clara Harris.

He passed away the following morning at The Peterson House, located across the street from Ford’s Theater, at 7:22AM.

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