Lincoln Assassination

April 14, 1865

 John Wilkes Booth shoots Abraham Lincoln in the head as the President watches a play at Fords Theater in Washington. Lincoln died the next morning. A manhunt ensued for Booth and the co-conspirators, who also planned and executed attacks on other members of the President's cabinet. Although the plan was not carried out completely, Lewis Powell was able to attack Secretary of State William H. Seward.

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