The History First Podcast

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On The Sidelines Of The Lincoln Assassination History First

The facts of Abraham Lincoln's assassination are well-known — the president was shot and killed by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre, on April 14, 1865. But what about the others close to the event? Today, we discuss the assassination attempt of William Seward, why Ulysses S. Grant didn't go to Ford's Theatre that night, and the tragic fate of the young couple who shared the Lincoln's theater box, Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris.  — Support this podcast:
  1. On The Sidelines Of The Lincoln Assassination
  2. American Presidents And Royal Weddings
  3. White House Weddings
  4. When Gerald Ford Pardoned Richard Nixon
  5. The First Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
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