Bringing You All The Important Animation Related News
Established 15,000 B.C.

Volume , April 1865.

President Lincoln
Assasinated At
Ford's Theater

President Abraham Lincoln was shot in the back of the head while attending a play, "Our American Cousin", at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, entered the Presidential box and fired a pistol at the rear of Lincoln's head. Lincoln lingered in a coma until 7:22 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 1865, when he died. At that moment, Secretary of War Stanton uttered the famous line: "Now he belongs to the ages.

Wilkes was later tracked down and shot in a barn. It has been suggested that Booth was unhappy about the fact that there was no cartoon shown before the play at the request of the President.

Back to History Timeline