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God simply made me the instrument of his punishment.





John Wilkes Booth, 1838-1865, Actor and assassin, Diary entry regarding the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

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John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth
  • Born: May 10, 1838
  • Died: April 26, 1865
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor

John Wilkes Booth was an American actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. He was a member of the prominent 19th-century Booth theatrical family from Maryland and a well-known actor in his own right. He was also a Confederate sympathizer, vehement in his denunciation of Lincoln and strongly opposed to the abolition of slavery in the United States.

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