This Day in History

John Wilkes Booth, the actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, met his own end on April 26, 1865, 12 days after the tragic event that shocked the nation. Cornered in a barn in Virginia, Booth’s dramatic demise brought closure to one of the most tumultuous chapters in American history. This moment not only marked the end of Booth’s life but also symbolized the beginning of a long and challenging period of reconstruction and healing for a divided nation.