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What Happened on March 4, 1865

Historical Events


USAJohn Wilkes Booth at Lincoln's Inauguration

Abraham Lincoln inaugurated for his 2nd term as US President. The man who would assassinate him weeks later, John Wilkes Booth, is photographed attending the inauguration.

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A photo of Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration in 1865, highlighting the location of his eventual assassin John Wilkes Booth as Lincoln makes his speech
A photo of Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration in 1865, highlighting the location of his eventual assassin John Wilkes Booth as Lincoln makes his speech
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  • Confederate congress approves final design of "official flag"
1865 Highlights

About March 4, 1865

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces