The Stain of Lincoln’s Assassination


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Oct. 18, 1868: This evening Laura Keene, whose name has become a household word, appears in her favorite part in “The American Cousin,” the play that was on the stage of Ford’s theater when President Lincoln was assassinated. Laura Keene was on the stage when Booth jumped onto it, and she held the head of the murdered President in her lap.

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