What Happened on April 14, 1865

Historical Events

Assassination Attempt on William Seward

U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell as part of the same conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

US President Abraham Lincoln is shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington; he dies a day later

Famous Deaths

  • Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician, and piano maker, dies at 65

About April 14, 1865

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries