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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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John Wilkes Booth Shoots Lincoln (1865)

Booth was an American actor and Confederate sympathizer who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater in Washington, DC, during a performance of Our American Cousin. Shortly after 10 PM on April 14, 1865, Booth slipped into the presidential box unobserved, shot Lincoln in the head, and vaulted to the stage, breaking his leg in the process. According to witnesses, he then shouted "Sic semper tyrannis," Virginia's state motto. What does the Latin phrase mean? More...
Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 8:30:31 AM

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an epithet or rallying cry against abuse of power
Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 9:27:06 AM

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Did John Wilkes Booth Escape Justice?

Members of John Wilkes Booth's family recently came forward, claiming a sensational story has been passed down in their family -- a story that has been kept secret from outsiders for years.

The secret? John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, did not die at a farm near Port Royal, Va., as the history books say. Instead, he escaped justice and lived for decades before committing suicide in 1903.

Family members want to prove their story by comparing DNA from bone samples taken by U.S. Army doctors in April 1865 from the body of the man purported to be Booth and compare them to bone samples of Booth's brother Edwin.

Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 8:17:19 PM

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Imagine someone being so invested in the cause of slavery that he would assassinate a president or kill anyone over the lost of that institution? Booth called Lincoln a tyrant, I would like to learn more about how an idea can drive some one to such extreme measures. I wonder if Booth even owned a slave?
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Thanks for the refresh of history. Booth was definitely a mad man.

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