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

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

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

This 300-Year-Old 'Detector Lock' Reveals an Intruder's Presence

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

English craftsman John Wilkes created the clever gadget, currently displayed in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum.

A Look Back At The Mysterious Assassination Of President Abraham Lincoln

2 months agoNews / 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

3 months agoNews : 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

Arthur H. Cash, Definitive Laurence Sterne Biographer, Dies at 94

In addition to his work about the novelist, Mr. Cash wrote a biography of the 18th-century English radical John Wilkes, which was a Pulitzer finalist.

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 › ]

DID THEY REALLY DO IT?-Fred Rosen

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

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

5 months agoArts : 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

John Andrist: Smile Because in Three Weeks It Will Be Over

Reuters file photos of Hillary Clinton, left, and Donald Trump. REUTERS/Rick Wilking According to most news reports I see and hear it is beginning to look like Donald Trump’s star is beginning to set. Hillary’s margin is growing, they say, in the key battleground states. That gives me no joy. As I wrote last week I bailed out. That too gives me no joy. And then, there...

John Andrist: None of the Above

Reuters file photos of Hillary Clinton, left, and Donald Trump. REUTERS/Rick Wilking I never would have believed this would or could happen to me. I bailed out of the presidential election this week. Me, the quintessential political junkie all of my long life. 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

8 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

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

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