Because Lena Dunham wants to dance for you, check out today's end-of-day links: green puppies, Harrison Ford injured, the end of roadies, John Wilkes Booth's diary, Mila Kunis' 'shredded' organ, baby moose, and a cat who loves his water bottle. Show More Summary
April 14, 1865: President Abraham Lincoln was shot as he attended a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington. He died the next morning without regaining consciousness. His assassin, John Wilkes Booth, murdered the president to avenge the South's defeat in the Civil War. Show More Summary
The FBI was created 43 years after Abraham Lincoln's death, and yet his assassin has... an FBI file? Yep, a file was opened into John Wilkes Booth in 1922 and was still active as late as 1977, Smithsonian reports. The blog Wonders & Marvels got hold of the bulky file,...
by Jack El-Hai, Wonders & Marvels contributor Admit it — if you’re following this blog, you believe that reading something especially intriguing can transport you through an unexpected window of history. I have that experience almost every time I browse FBI files on notable people and events. Over the years, in response to Freedom of […]
John Wilkes Booth readies the killing shot on President Abraham Lincoln in the new book "Assassinated!" The book showcases the attempts on the lives of 12 US presidents. (Credit: Brendan Powell Smith/Assassinated!) You've seen the picture a thousand times. Show More Summary
In the end, even the ultimate 18th-century radical John Wilkes sold out, or saw sense. The anti-Establishment firebrand who campaigned for freedom of speech and took on the political elite of the day became Lord Mayor of London. Later, he commanded the detachment of troops which defended the Bank of England during the Gordon riots. [...]
President Abraham Lincoln died on April 15th, 1865, mere hours after John Wilkes Booth inflicted the mortal gunshot wound, but his body had to survive a 19-day train ride across the country before being laid to rest in Springfield, Ill. Show More Summary
Rand Paul, who opposes the Civil Rights Act and defended a white supremacist staffer who wrote an article titled "John Wilkes Booth Was Right," is reaching out to the African American community again by stating, "I Don't Think ThereShow More Summary
“Buck Henry” (season one, episode 10; originally aired 1/1/7/1976) Buck Henry hosted Saturday Night Live 10 times, and he first appeared on the show’s tenth episode. (And John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln in a theater and fled to...Show More Summary
Sen. Rand Paul Sen. Rand Paul has apparently decided that when one of your aides has to resign because his past as a John Wilkes Booth-loving "Southern Avenger" comes to light, the best defense is a good offense. A wildly outlandishShow More Summary
At the risk of losing the support of the Chris Hayeses of the world, Senator Rand Paul has come out strongly in defense of Jack Hunter, also known as the Lincoln-hating, John Wilkes Booth-loving Southern Avenger. In an interview with The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman, Sen. Show More Summary
More: Rand Paul Stands by His 'Southern Avenger' WASHINGTON –- In an interview with The Huffington Post, Sen. Rand Paul stoutly defended an aide who, as a radio shock jock in South Carolina, praised John Wilkes Booth, heaped scorn on...Show More Summary
Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) social media director, Jack Hunter, is making news by virtue of his not-so-secret identity as the masked Southern Avenger, a Confederacy-boosting radio personality who celebrates John Wilkes Booth's birthday. That news has, unfortunately, lost Sen. Paul an important quasi-ally, as All In with Chris Hayes host Chris Hayes announced...
The Washington Free Beacon his morning combed hrough the public statements and professional affiliations of Jack "Southern Avenger" Hunter, a 39-year-old aide to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and co-author of the libertarian-leaning Republican's 2011...Show More Summary
Comedy Central has put the first episode of Drunk History online over two weeks before its July 9 premiere, and if you ever wanted to see Adam Scott as John Wilkes Booth, Bob Odenkirk as Richard Nixon, Nathan Fielder as Robert Woodward,...Show More Summary
Image by John Wilkes. Cycling in our city surely has a promising future, but it also has a fascinating past: from the velocipedes and farthings of the Victorians, to Edwardian commuters negotiating their way around horse poo, to sporting...Show More Summary
April 26 On this day. 1865: President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was killed when Union soldiers found him hiding in a barn in Virginia. Booth murdered Lincoln 12 days before, as the president attended a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington. Show More Summary
When “Julius Caesar” was performed at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York in 1864, the role of Mark Antony was played by John Wilkes Booth. His brother Edwin Booth played Brutus, and their brother Junius Brutus Booth, Jr., was Cassius. Show More Summary
by Ben Johnson CINCINNATI, April 15, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life movement is grieving the loss today of pro-life trailblazer Barbara Wilke, the wife of Dr. John Willke. Barbara passed away Sunday evening at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cinncinati. She had suffered head trauma as the result of a fall.…
As all the world knows by now, Lincoln was assassinated by the actor John Wilkes Booth, who was shot to death by federal troops. Since then Booth has in the popular mind become the template for the crazed lone assassin. In fact, Booth was not the only assassin at work that night.