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A FUNERAL TRAIN LEFT ON THIS DAY IN 1865

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On April 21, 1865, a train carrying the coffin of assassinated
President
Abraham Lincoln left Washington, D.C. on its way
to Springfield,
Illinois, where he would be buried on May 4.

The train carrying Lincoln’s body traveled through 180 cities
and seven states on its way to Lincoln’s home state of Illinois.

Scheduled stops for the special funeral train were published
in newspapers. At each stop, Lincoln’s coffin was taken off
the train, placed on an elaborately decorated horse-drawn
hearse and led by solemn processions to a public building
for viewing.

Thirty million mourners watch the funeral train carrying the body of Abraham Lincoln from Washington, D.C., back to Illinois.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Image 1 - Jackie Robinson 1954 Topps #10 -Brooklyn Dodgers HOF - PSA 3 VG Very Good

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Jack Roosevelt Robinson
(January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972)

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, become the first
African American player in Major League Baseball when he
stepped onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the
Brooklyn Dodgers.

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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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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965)

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Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)


King was a
Baptist minister and activist who became the most
visible spokesperson and leader in the
civil rights movement
from 1955 until
his assassination in 1968.

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