I just realised today is the anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson 30 years before in 1835.
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Incidentally I had not known there was an Irish-American who had been a close conspirator of John Wilkes Booth, though he seemingly took no part in the assassination of Lincoln. Nonetheless he got a life sentence nad died in prison. Michael O'Laughlen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia