April 14, 2015

150th Anniversary of Lincoln Assassination

(CNN)Abraham Lincoln had been in good cheer on the evening of Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as he watched the stage comedy "Our American Cousin."
During Act III at Ford's Theatre, the laughter turned to horror after renowned actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box with his derringer pistol and put a bullet into Lincoln's brain. In a single instant, American history was changed forever.
Lincoln died the following morning.   read more