As a person with some infamous ancestors in his family tree (ever hear of John Wilkes Booth? Yeah, he’s an uncle), Stephen Moore’s Big Idea for Graynelore speaks to me in several ways. Read on to discover why. STEPHEN MOORE: When I talk about a big idea in relation to Graynelore I find myself […]
During Saturday’s Stage 14 of the Tour de France, tour leader Chris Froome says a man threw a cup of urine at him. The modern-day John Wilkes Booth gave new meaning to the term “yellow jacket jersey” when he yelled “doper!” before tossing a cup of urine at Froome. Read more...
The leader of a Confederacy-worshiping organization is defending his group’s celebration of the the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, while complaining that assassin John Wilkes Booth “took too long” to accomplish his mission. Appearing on Alan Colmes’ Fox News...
In 1864, Mary Surratt moved to Washington, D.C., and into 541 H Street, the townhouse her husband had left her when she died. Not long after, her son was introduced to John Wilkes Booth; soon the actor was a regular visitor at the house. The night Lincoln was shot, police showed up by 2 a.m., looking for Booth and his accomplices. Show More Summary
When someone buys vanilla ice cream, he's basically right there with John Wilkes Booth, helping him steady his aim at Abraham Lincoln's head.
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 [...]
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
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 […]
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…
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
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?
A few have maintained that Lincoln's assassin escaped capture and lived in exile in Texas
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
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 […]
John Wilkes Booth was 26 years old when he shot President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC 150 years ago today.
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
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
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...
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 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