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John Wilkes Booth

Assassin John Wilkes Booth

Profession: Assassin

United States of America

Why Famous: He assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C.

Born: May 10, 1838
Birthplace: Bel Air, Maryland, USA
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: April 26, 1865 (aged 26)
Cause of Death: Gun shot

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Events in the Life of John Wilkes Booth

  • 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

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