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Interior of the box at Ford's Theatre where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. After Booth shot Lincoln he lept on the stage from Lincoln's box, breaking his leg. As he ran from the stage, some heard Booth shout sic semper tyrannus , which is Latin for "thus always to tyrants".
Interior of the box at Ford's Theatre where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. After Booth shot Lincoln he lept on the stage from Lincoln's box, breaking his leg. As he ran from the stage, some heard Booth shout sic semper tyrannus , which is Latin for "thus always to tyrants".

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150 years ago, actor John Wilkes Booth shot and mortally wounded President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington.

An actor, a president and the crime of the 19th century

150 years ago, actor John Wilkes Booth shot and mortally wounded President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington.