Why, Tonight’s the Anniversary

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It was on this very day, 140 years ago, that Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, who in my mind is one of the most fascinating, albeit undoubtedly evil, people in American history. For example, did you know that he was an extremely famous actor, and that his brother Edward is considered the greatest American Shakespearean actor of the 19th century? In fact, Lincoln had actually seen JW Booth perform a few years before the assassination. There’s some interesting info in this article. And here’s another one that will tell you more about the conspiracy (Lincoln was not the only mnember of the government attacked that day). Hmmmmm, I wonder if Lincoln might show up in a wild card round soon.