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An historic look at the first attempt at president lincoln's life

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Current Event July 22, 2014

An Historic Look at the First Attempt on President Lincoln’s Life

Fort Stevens in Washington DC is the site of an attempted assassination on President Abraham Lincoln. It was Lincoln's height that saved his life. This site was also a place that could have changed the outcome of the Civil War if not for timely reinforcements. Listen to this public radio story and learn more about the "What Ifs" of the first attempt on Lincoln's life.

US History I

Story Length: 4:27

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AIR DATE: 07/12/2014

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