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What Happened on April 15, 1865

Historical Events

Abraham Lincoln's Deathbed

Abraham Lincoln dies nine hours after he is shot by John Wilkes Booth while 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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Historic Event

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

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck

Famous Deaths

Abraham 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? 156 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries