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John Wilkes Booth's final acting engagement was just a few days before the Gettysburg Address in 1863 with Lincoln in attendance. Historian Harold Holzer quoted a theatre companion in his book after noticing Booth's villainous character seemed to be directing his lines at the president. "He almost seems to be reciting these lines to you," to which Lincoln replied, "He does talk very sharp at me, doesn't he.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Dome (the World Heritage), Japan 原爆ドーム
On April 11, 1865, President Lincoln gave a speech becoming the first president in American History calling to give voting rights for African-Americans. On the White House lawn stood John Wilkes Booth who was overheard saying, "That's the last speech he'll ever make. Three nights later, Booth made sure his statement was accurate.
the World Heritage, Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Atomic Bomb Dome) in Hiroshima, Japan
A few months before that fateful night at Ford's Theatre, The president's oldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln, was standing on a train platform in New Jersey before a growing crowd of passengers pushed him and he was twisted off his feet. Robert was trapped and helpless only for a brief moment before Edwin Booth quickly grabbed Robert by his collar and pulled him to safety.
*Late 1930's - German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.
On April 14, 1865, hours before his death, Lincoln signed legislation creating the Secret Service. Although Lincoln's version was intended to combat widespread currency counterfeiting, it wasn't until 1901 when the Secret Service was assigned to strictly protect the POTUS.
After being shot in the back of the head, Lincoln quickly compressed his wound. But when Major Henry Rathbone tried to stop John Wilkes Booth from fleeing, Rathbone was slashed with a Bowie knife. The strike sliced an artery in his arm, and most of the bloodstained relics from that night were not stained with the president's blood.
Ulysses S. Grant was supposed to join Lincoln at Ford's Theatre the night of the assassination. Lincoln was reluctant to go since Mary Todd was sick, but after Grant cancelled his appearance, he felt obliged to attend.