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CATEGORY: Lincoln Assassination
Which Famous Figure Had the Biggest Public Funeral?
August 31, 2017

The history of public weeping after the deaths of celebrities. Read More

The John Wilkes Booth Mummy That Toured America
April 17, 2015

Decades after his reported death, John Wilkes Booth had a second box-office career when his purported mummy became a carnival attraction. Read More

Hunting Lincoln’s Killer
April 16, 2015

With the nation reeling in the days after Abraham Lincoln’s death, a massive manhunt went into effect for John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators. Read More

The Other Targets of Booth’s Murder Conspiracy
April 15, 2015

President Lincoln was not the only high-ranking government official that John Wilkes Booth slated for assassination. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Lincoln Assassination
April 14, 2015

On the anniversary of the Lincoln assassination, explore 10 surprising facts about one of the most infamous moments in American history. Read More

What Lincoln Said in His Final Speech
April 10, 2015

As Washington celebrated the expected end to the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln delivered what would be his last public address from a White House balcony. Read More

Chemist Solves Lincoln Funeral Train Mystery
May 9, 2013

An Arizona chemist has solved a historical mystery by determining the color of the railroad car that transported Abraham Lincoln's body almost 150 years ago. Read More

Who Was Mary Surratt?
April 11, 2011

Who was Mary Surratt, an alleged collaborator in the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln and the inspiration behind the new movie “The Conspirator”? Read More