On This Day

July 7, 1865 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History


ExecutionExecution of Lincoln's Assassins

Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold and George Atzerodt are executed for their role in the conspiracy to assassinate US President Abraham Lincoln

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Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt are hung for their part in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt are hung for their part in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln
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Deaths in History

  • David Herold, American pharmacist's assistant who was part of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, executed by hanging at 23
  • George Atzerodt, American conspirator who failed to attempt an assassination of Vice President Andrew Johnson on the night Abraham Lincoln was murdered, executed by hanging at 30
  • Lewis Powell, American Confederate soldier who was part of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and who attempted to kill Secretary of State William H. Seward, executed by hanging at 21
  • Mary Surratt, American boarding house owner who was part of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, executed by hanging at 42 or 45. She becomes the first woman executed by the US government.