Lincoln's Assassin Facts
- John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865.
- President Lincoln wasn’t John Wilkes Booth’s only target. The Vice President and Secretary of State were supposed to be killed by other assassins at the same time.
- A year before killing Lincoln, Booth was in Boston, playing the lead in Romeo and Juliet.
- Prior to 1884, when linotype printing was invented, no newspaper was more than eight pages.
- A 1793 Chain large cent recently sold at auction for almost $1.4 million.
- The Garrett Farm, where Booth died, was eventually torn down and is now paved over by a highway.
- John Wilkes Booth came from a family of actors. Both his father and older brother were accomplished actors.