When Was Abraham Lincoln Assassinated?


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Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, who was a local actor and Confederate activist. The assassination took place at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. After being shot, Lincoln was in a coma for nine hours before dying the following morning.

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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America, serving from 1861 to 1865. During his presidency, Lincoln led the country during its bloodiest war, the Civil War. Lincoln also freed all individuals owned as slaves in 1863 by signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky in 1809 and is sometimes referred to as Honest Abe and the Great Emancipator.

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