On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1865

Historical Events


AssassinationAbraham Lincoln's Deathbed

Abraham Lincoln dies 9 hours after he is shot attending the play "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre in Washington

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The bed on which Abraham Lincoln died hours after being shot by John Wilkes Booth, taken shortly after Lincoln's body was removed
The bed on which Abraham Lincoln died hours after being shot by John Wilkes Booth, taken shortly after Lincoln's body was removed
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Otto von Bismarck elevated to rank of Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAbraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President (Republican: 1861-65), dies from gunshot wounds at 56

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln

1865 Highlights

About April 15, 1865

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries