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John Wilkes Booth - Assassin

John Wilkes Booth - Assassin Crimes and Criminals American History American Presidents Famous Historical Events Nineteenth Century Life

John Wilkes Booth was a famous actor considered, by many, to be one of the most handsome men in America in the mid-1860s.

A Southern sympathizer, Booth concocted a plan to kidnap President Lincoln.  When that plot failed, he shot Lincoln on the 14th of April, 1865. 

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