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Commemorations Of 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln's Assassination Continue In DC And New York

Commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln—he was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D. C. the night of April 14, 1865, during a performance of Our American Cousin, and died at 7:22 a.m. the next day—continue both in Washington and New [...]

The Missing Links: The Starbucks Name Generator

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Take it from me,  Corin   Picksie, this  What’s My Starbucks Name generator  is entertaining. Have you ever heard the tale of, and seen, the supposed John Wilkes Booth mummy that toured America? It’s not every day that you see a graffiti...Show More Summary

John Wilkes Booth Loomis Has a Nice Ring to It

Naming your kids after John Wilkes Booth. Now that takes some hate. Dozens of Lincoln’s enemies honoured his assassin in the same manner as the Devrees family. A quick search via the Federal census records on the Ancestry website reveals roughly a hundred American families who appear to have named children after Booth in the […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 04/21

Terry Alford, Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth (Oxford University Press, 2015). Lisa T. Frank, The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers…

How Silicon Valley almost joined the Confederacy… and the Rand Paul speechwriter who probably wishes it had

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln by Confederate thespian John Wilkes Booth. The New York Times and AP have posted their original stories on the assassination — the Times’ even features a digital replica of how the original article and newspaper looked to readers 150 years ago. Show More Summary

The Mystery of Lincoln’s Assassin

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

John Wilkes Booth was a fanatical Southerner, but he was neither stupid nor demonstrably crazy. So what turned the handsome, successful actor into America’s most famous murderer?

The Undying Conspiracy of John Wilkes Booth’s Body

2 weeks agoNews : NewsFeed

A few have maintained that Lincoln's assassin escaped capture and lived in exile in Texas

Lincoln Died 150 Years Ago Today and If He Were Still Alive He Wouldn’t Have Been a Republican

On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the following morning, just six days after General Robert E. Lee had surrendered and...Show More Summary

Retracing John Wilkes Booth’s escape route

  The 150th anniversary of the start of one of the nation’s greatest manhunts began Tuesday at 10:15 p.m. That’s about when John Wilkes Booth dropped his smoking Derringer in the box where Abraham Lincoln slumped mortally wounded, leaped to the stage of Ford’s Theatre, staggered out the back door, grabbed the reins of his horse […]

Tracking John Wilkes Booth 150 Years After Lincoln’s Assassination

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

John Wilkes Booth was 26 years old when he shot President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC 150 years ago today.

On The 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln's Death, See Him Like You've Never Seen Him Before

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

April 15, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's death. Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., on April 14, while taking in a performance of "The American Cousin" with his...Show More Summary

On The 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Assassination, Take A Look At Ford's Theater Then And Now

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

April 14, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the shooting of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The theater, located at 511 10th NW in Washington, has seen some changes in the neighborhood since that infamous night 150 years ago. Show More Summary

Misremembering Mr. Lincoln

It's the sesquicentennial today of Abraham Lincoln's assassination by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater (Lincoln died the next day). It's a good thing if politicians of both parties acknowledge...

Lincoln’s assassination was planned at this D.C. karaoke spot

It was 150 years ago that John Wilkes Booth shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre. Continue reading ? The post Lincoln’s assassination was planned at this D.C. karaoke spot appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

It’s been 150 years since we lost who many believe was the nation’s greatest president

  It was 150 years ago today that Abraham Lincoln was gunned down while attending a play.  But did you know this? The only photo of Lincoln lying in state was nearly lost.  John Wilkes Booth, the actor, killed Lincoln. The confederate...Show More Summary

Watch: Commemorating Abraham Lincoln’s final hours with events in D.C. and Springfield

It was less than a week after the end of the Civil War that John Wilkes Booth took the shot that would change America forever. One hundred and fifty years later, America celebrates the life of President Abraham Lincoln. Continue reading ? The post Watch: Commemorating Abraham Lincoln’s final hours with events in D.C. and Springfield appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Where Did John Wilkes Booth Run After He Shot Lincoln? 

During a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre, exactly 150 years ago today, John Wilkes Booth stepped into the presidential box and shot President Abraham Lincoln in the back of the head. What happened next was equally...Show More Summary

The Incredibly Bad Timing of John Wilkes Booth

When John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago today on April 14, 1865, it happened to be a Good Friday. I do not know if he and his associates thought about how this would be viewed by the American people...Show More Summary

Today in Media History: 150 years ago news bulletins reported that President Lincoln had been shot

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Late in the evening of April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. Telegraph bulletins soon reported the news. Lawrence Gobright was in his Associated Press office when someone ran in with the news about President Lincoln. Show More Summary

Morning Reads for Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on this day in 1865 in Ford’s Theatre (pictured above). The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them (WonkBlog)  How Athletes Get Great: Just train for 10,000 hours, right? Not quite. Show More Summary

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