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Crime History: Abraham Lincoln assassinated at Ford's Theatre

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On this day, April 14, in 1865, John Wilkes Booth fatally shot President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre on 10th Street in Washington. The attack came five days after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Booth was a Maryland native, respected actor and Southern sympathizer. During the play "Our American Cousin," he slipped into the president's box and shot...

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