’Now He Belongs to the Ages’: Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination | WBEZ
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'Now He Belongs to the Ages': Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

On the night of April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre. He died early the next morning. It was the first time a sitting president had been murdered. On this episode of BackStory, we’ll mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination by exploring how his death came to pass — and how a changed nation moved forward.

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