Why Famous: He assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C.
- 1853-01-23 John Wilkes Booth is baptized at St. Timothy's Protestant Episcopal Church
- 1865-03-04 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.
- 1865-04-14 US President Abraham Lincoln is shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington; he dies a day later