This Day in History

Lincoln Assassin John Wilkes Booth Dies

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 […]

Abraham Lincoln is Shot by John Wilkes Booth

On April 14, 1865, tragedy strikes as actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth shoots President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. Lincoln, beloved for his leadership during the Civil War and efforts to abolish slavery, succumbs to his injuries the following day, plunging the nation into mourning and altering the course of […]

Robert E. Lee Surrenders to Union General Ulysses S. Grant

Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War. Lee’s surrender symbolizes the collapse of the Confederacy and paves the way for the reunification of the United States after years of conflict and division.

Slavery Abolished in the United States

A momentous day in American history, December 18th, 1865, marked the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery and affirming that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist within the United States.”

The Abolition of Slavery in the United States

A historic milestone occurred on December 6th, 1865, as the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, officially abolishing slavery in the United States. This marked the end of a dark chapter in American history.