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Current Event April 14, 2016

A President Shot

On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by actor John Wilkes Booth. In this radio story, an author and reporter visited Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., where Lincoln was shot. They describe how the assassin carried out his attack, fled to the countryside, and finally met his end. They remember, too, how spectators responded to the President’s death. Listen to learn more about how these dramatic events unfolded.

Civics/Government Politics

Story Length: 7:27

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 04/14/2015

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