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Archbishops and Admirals…

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

What do you suppose the following had in common: the American President Abraham Lincoln and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, the German Emperor Frederick (Friedrich) III, the author of Household Management, Mrs Isabella Beeton, the impressionist...Show More Summary

Assassin's End in Port Royal, Virginia

On the evening of April 14 th, 1865, famed actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln as he watched a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. After fleeing pursuit by the Union ArmyShow More Summary

Abraham Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Theories: Why Did John Wilkes Booth Kill The American President?

11 months agoHumor / odd : The Inquisitr - Odd

Abraham Lincoln assassination conspiracy theories abounded in the days following the death of the 16th American president. How could John Wilkes Booth manage to pull off such a feat with only a small group of supporters? What was the...Show More Summary

Dr. Samuel Mudd House Museum in Waldorf, Maryland

11 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

On the night of April 14 th, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater, jumped off a balcony and broke his leg. As Booth galloped through Maryland in escape, his first stop was at the house of Dr. Samuel Mudd. Show More Summary

The Time John Wilkes Booth's Brother Saved Abe Lincoln's Son

12 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

An odd connection between the Lincoln and Booth families.

A Look Back At The Mysterious Assassination Of President Abraham Lincoln

last yearNews / Crime : Crime Feed

John Wilkes Booth climbed the stairs with a knife in one hand and a gun in the other, stepped forward and shot President Abraham Lincoln in the back of the head. The post A Look Back At The Mysterious Assassination Of President Abraham Lincoln appeared first on CrimeFeed.

Strange moments from past inaugurations

last yearNews : The Newsroom

John Wilkes Booth shared a stage with Abraham Lincoln and later bragged: "What an excellent chance I had to kill the president."

Grave of John Wilkes Booth in Baltimore, Maryland

One of the top actors of his day, Booth assassinated President Lincoln on April 14, 1865 before being killed himself. But Booth had quite a journey on the way to death. After shooting the president, Booth jumped to the stage from Lincoln's...Show More Summary

Nine Facts You May Not Know About The Southwest Waterfront

You can play tennis where they hanged John Wilkes Booth's co-conspirators, and other neighborhood tidbits. [ more › ]


Nine of the most controversial violent crimes in America's history are reexamined in these compelling stories of true crime. Dr. Samuel Mudd set John Wilkes Booth's broken ankle, but was he actually part of the larger conspiracy to assassinate...Show More Summary

There’s a statue of John Wilkes Booth’s brother in New York City — here’s why

Though his brother John is known for killing President Lincoln, Edwin Booth was a very different man. Here’s why there’s a massive statue of him in New York City’s Gramercy Park.Follow TI: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Rush Limbaugh Compares 'Hamilton' Cast To John Wilkes Booth

Right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh compared the cast of “Hamilton” to John Wilkes Booth, the man who killed President Abraham Lincoln. At the end of last Friday’s performance, the cast of the hit Broadway musical called on vice-president-elect...Show More Summary

Chilling letter by Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth to be auctioned in New York

last yearArts : Artdaily

A chilling letter by John Wilkes Booth penned just months before his assassination of President Lincoln will be auctioned in New York on Tuesday, November 22. Estimated to sell between $50,000-80,000, the letter is a highlight of the Rare Books & Autographs sale at Doyle. Show More Summary

Timeless Recap: History Repeats Itself

Four score and seventy-one years ago, there was an actor named John Wilkes Booth. If Timeless is to be believed, John was a sad hipster and a Sam Rockwell lookalike who talked in the same affectation-less accent as myriad struggling thespians in modern-day Los Angeles. Before assassinating President Abraham Lincoln, ... More »

Evidence, Design, and Alternative Histories of Science

Some of us are fans of alternative history. There is a whole genre of literature on what might have happened if something had happened that didn't. Some examples:What if John Wilkes booth had missed?What if the Nazis had won World War...Show More Summary

John Wilkes Booth's Accomplice

2 years agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The mysterious Confederate deserter who became John Wilkes Booth's right-hand man.

The Man Who Couldn’t Save Lincoln

2 years agoNews / Crime : Sword and Scale

The story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14, 1865 at Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth is a well-known tale from American History. What many people don’t know is


THIS MIGHT BE TOO CLOSE TO THE TRUTH TO BE AMUSING: BREAKING: FBI finds John Wilkes Booth "extremely careless" in discharge of firearm. — Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) July 5, 2016

Buy Lincoln’s Hair—and His Assassin’s

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

Locks of both Abraham Lincoln and his killer, John Wilkes Booth, are about to be auctioned off. What makes famous peoples hair so collectable?

See Broadway Star Michael Cerveris' Country Video 'Pony Girl'

Although Broadway star Michael Cerveris may be familiar to many for his fierce portrayals of Sondheim killers — John Wilkes Booth in Assassins and Sweeney Todd in the 2005 role of that musical — he has a long history with rock & roll, starting with David Bowie. "I loved Robert Plant,...

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