On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1865

Historical Events

John 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.

  • Confederate congress approves final design of "official flag"
1865 Highlights

About March 4, 1865

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces