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On this day: John Wilkes Booth was shot and killed

On the 26th of April, 1865, John Wilkes Booth was cornered and shot dead in Port Royal, Virginia. Twelve days earlier he had assassinated US President Abraham Lincoln in Washington D.C.


Bring Back the Serialized Novel

Hillary Kelly writesIn 1847, an English cleaning woman was extremely excited to learn that the boy lodging in her employer’s house was “the son of the man that put together Dombey” — that is, the son of… 948 more words

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Day One of my Crazy Busy Weekend!

Daughter #2 has her prom tonight, and I know she is going to have a great time!

Daughter #1 is graduating from college tomorrow; Grand Valley State University, anyone? 142 more words

food for thought

Abraham Lincoln

“The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason he makes so many of them.”


Take a close look at Abraham Lincoln's eyes ...

What’s unusual about Abraham Lincoln’s eyes?

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1865 April 22: Editorial on the Murder of President Lincoln

The following editorial, probably by Editor Sam Fifield, appeared in the April 22, 1865, issue of The Polk County Press.

Murder of President Lincoln. 937 more words

Polk County Press

The Lincoln Memorial Garden in April

These days I have to spend a lot of time in Springfield, about 200 miles south of Chicago. Twice in the last two weeks I was able to get off work in time to take a walk at the Lincoln Memorial Garden, which is located on 100 acres along an artificial lake. 471 more words

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