This Day in History

A tragic event unfolded on June 9, 1893, when Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C., the site of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, collapsed, resulting in the deaths of 23 people. The collapse occurred while the building was being used as a government warehouse, and the victims were clerks working inside. This disaster not only highlighted the issues of building safety and maintenance but also served as a grim reminder of the theater’s already dark history associated with the Lincoln assassination.