John Wilkes Booth shoots Abraham Lincoln – Apr 14, 1865

John Wilkes Booth shoots Abraham Lincoln - Apr 14, 1865

President Abraham Lincoln is shot in the head at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. 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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