Abraham Lincoln assassinated

zzabraham-lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was assassinated this date on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, while attending a play at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army of the Potomac.

Lincoln was the third American president to die in office and the first to be murdered. The assassination of Lincoln was planned and carried out by the well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth, as part of a larger conspiracy in a bid to revive the Confederate cause. (from Widipedia)

Advertisements

John F. Kennedy Assassination

xxjfk-1

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated this day in 1963 in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Fatally shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy was traveling with his wife, Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally and Connolly’s wife in a presidential motorcade. A ten-month investigation by the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone in shooting Kennedy, and that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial.

Conspiracy theories continue to be put forth, but the Justice Department has concluded “that no persuasive evidence can be identified to support the theory of a conspiracy…” Despite this, a poll in 2013 concluded that 60% of Americans believe that a group of conspirators was responsible for the assassination.

xxjfk-2