John Wilkes Booth shoots President Abraham Lincoln at Washington's Ford's Theater. Lincoln died the next morning. Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th president.
Editors. "Assassination of Abraham Lincoln". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010; last revised 30 November -1.
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