On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1865

Historical Events

  • Mobile, Alabama is captured

Historic Event

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

US Secretary of State William H. Seward
US Secretary of State
William H. Seward
16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
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

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Lincoln is shot in the Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. by John Wilkes Booth
Lincoln is shot in the Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. by John Wilkes Booth
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Famous Deaths

  • Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician, and piano maker, dies at 65
1865 Highlights

About April 14, 1865

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries