pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 14, 1865: Abraham Lincoln Is Shot
On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a supporter of the Confederacy and of slavery, shot Lincoln as the president and his wife watched a performance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.
The president died the next morning, and Vice President Andrew Johnson entered the nation’s highest office.
Chronicle the life of the 16th President of the United States with American Experience’s Abraham Lincoln biography. 

Photo: An 1863 daguerreotype of Lincoln, at the age of 54.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 14, 1865: Abraham Lincoln Is Shot

On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a supporter of the Confederacy and of slavery, shot Lincoln as the president and his wife watched a performance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.

The president died the next morning, and Vice President Andrew Johnson entered the nation’s highest office.

Chronicle the life of the 16th President of the United States with American Experience’s Abraham Lincoln biography

Photo: An 1863 daguerreotype of Lincoln, at the age of 54.

todaysdocument:

“Don’t wish to disturb you”
On the afternoon of April 14, 1865, just hours before he assassinated President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth left this calling card for Vice President Andrew Johnson at his Washington D.C. hotel. Booth’s co-conspirator, George Atzerodt was to kill Johnson that night, but he lost his nerve and did not make an attempt. Historians continue to debate why Booth left his card with Johnson. 

Calling card left by John Wilkes Booth. National Archives, Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army)

(via the “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” eGuide)

Booth’s calling card is among the featured items at the “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures" exhibit now on display at the National Archives Museum.

todaysdocument:

“Don’t wish to disturb you”

On the afternoon of April 14, 1865, just hours before he assassinated President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth left this calling card for Vice President Andrew Johnson at his Washington D.C. hotel. Booth’s co-conspirator, George Atzerodt was to kill Johnson that night, but he lost his nerve and did not make an attempt. Historians continue to debate why Booth left his card with Johnson. 

Calling card left by John Wilkes Booth. National Archives, Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army)

(via the “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” eGuide)

Booth’s calling card is among the featured items at the “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures" exhibit now on display at the National Archives Museum.

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cvilletochucktown:

Born April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia 
Happy Birthday, Tom

cvilletochucktown:

Born April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia 

Happy Birthday, Tom

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specialcar:

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B 1938

specialcar:

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B 1938

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50 years ago, America’s biggest employer was General Motors, where workers made the modern equivalent of $50 dollars an hour. Today, America’s biggest employer is Walmart, where the average wage is eight dollars an hour.

… And Walmart released their annual report this month, and in it was the fact that most of what Walmart sells is food. And most of their customers need food stamps to pay for it. Meanwhile, Walmart’s owners are so absurdly rich that one of them, Alice Walton, spent over a billion dollars building an art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas… And she said about it, “For years I’ve been thinking about what we can do as a family that can really make a difference.” How about giving your employees a raise, you deluded nitwit?

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BILL MAHER, Real Time

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explore-blog:

Happy birthday, Maya Angelou! Celebrate with her beautiful meditation on home, belonging, and (not) growing up. 

explore-blog:

Happy birthday, Maya Angelou! Celebrate with her beautiful meditation on home, belonging, and (not) growing up

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10knotes:

i asked my dad if this picture summed up parenting and he nodded 
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That could be any of my three sons…yes, your Dad is quite right

10knotes:

i asked my dad if this picture summed up parenting and he nodded 

Featured on a 1000Notes.com blog

That could be any of my three sons…yes, your Dad is quite right

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