Created by Tom Horn on 10 Jan 2011, Last Update on 10 Jan 2011

Lincoln Assassinated - 14 Apr 1865

At approximately 10:15 pm, John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box and shot Lincoln in the back of the head. He then fought and stabbed Henry Rathbone, leapt to the stage (breaking his left ankle), yelled, "Sic semper tyrannis!" and fled.

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Tags : District of Columbia,Domestic

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