Fifty-seven years ago today at approximately 1:00 p.m., CST, on November 22, 1963, we lost our 35th President of the United States, President John F. Kennedy, to an assassin’s bullet.
The end of the Camelot era brought with it a beginning of some darker times: the Vietnam War, Watergate, a presidential resignation, 9/11, and more. But it also brought forth some times in the sunlight: the Paris Peace Accord, the Ronald Reagan Presidency, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and more.
Today, April 15, 2019, marks the 154th anniversary of the death of the 16th President of the United States, President Abraham Lincoln.
President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC, the previous evening, while he and Mrs. Lincoln and guests watched a performance of the comedy, Our American Cousin. His assassin was a Southern sympathizer, John Wilkes Booth, who shot the President in the back of the head with a small Derringer pistol.
Following the fatal shot, Lincoln was carried across the street to a boarding house, where he died at 7:22 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 1865.
Booth died in a barn about two weeks later as he was surrounded by Union troops.