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PRESIDENT WAS SHOT ON THIS DAY IN 1865

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A drawing illustrates the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, by actor John Wilkes Booth.


President
Abraham Lincoln was shot in the head at Ford’s Theatre
in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. The assassin, actor
John
Wilkes Booth
, shouted, “Sic semper tyrannis! (Ever thus to tyrants!)
The South is avenged,” as he jumped onto the stage and fled on horseback.
Lincoln died the next morning.

 

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