Tag Archives: assassinations

Abraham Lincoln

was born 200 years ago today

in Kentucky, U.S.A.

he was the 16th president of the U.S.A., serving from March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865 as such, & as a politician for the Republican Party (& briefly, National Union Party)

the U.S.A. endured it’s Civil War during his term

he had the nickname “Honest Abe” and was also a lawyer, he had also served in the House Of Representatives in Congress

he was the first U.S.A. President to be assassinated, and he was assassinated while in office by John Wilkes Booth while at Ford’s Theatre, attending a performance of Our American Cousin
on a sidenote, there had been a plot at the time to assassinate several high ranking politicians in the U.S.A., carried out by different people, but this was the only part of the plan that seems to have prevailed

it is the profile of Abraham Lincoln that is on the front of the penny of U.S.A. currency, and if a person looks really close at the back, one can see the statue of him between the columns of the Lincoln Memorial which is detailed on that side of the coin

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Assassination Vacation

a good book written by Sarah Vowell, which I read about 3 years ago, when it was released in 2005

a book about the first three assassinations of U.S.A. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, & William McKinley, who all happened to be of the Republican Party as well

through roadtrips & research she digs up a lot of interesting details & connections, & I really like her style of writing & way of thinking, as she pursues her interests in these strange things


Virginia

The “Old Dominion State” entered the union 220 years ago today, as the 10th state of the U.S.A.

Home of Thomas Jefferson, Booker T. Washington, Woodrow Wilson, Tom Wolfe, & Ella Fitzgerald, its capital is Richmond & its motto is “Sic Semper Tyrannis”, the same phrase said to have been exclaimed by John Wilkes Booth right after he shot President Lincoln.