Last night at the UK's Glastonbury Festival, Johnny Depp asked this rhetorical question of the crowd: "When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?" I believe that the answer is April 14, 1865, when actor John Wilkes Booth...Show More Summary
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
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
An odd connection between the Lincoln and Booth families.
English craftsman John Wilkes created the clever gadget, currently displayed in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum.
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.
John Wilkes Booth shared a stage with Abraham Lincoln and later bragged: "What an excellent chance I had to kill the president."
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
John Wilkes on Fetter Lane.
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.
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
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 »
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
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
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...
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
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 »
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
The mysterious Confederate deserter who became John Wilkes Booth's right-hand man.