On this day: John Wilkes Booth was shot and killed

On the 26th of April, 1865, John Wilkes Booth was cornered and shot dead in Port Royal, Virginia. Twelve days earlier he had assassinated US President Abraham Lincoln in Washington D.C.

On the 26th of April, 1865, John Wilkes Booth was cornered and shot dead in Port Royal, Virginia. Twelve days earlier he had assassinated US President Abraham Lincoln in Washington D.C.

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