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October 24, 1860: John Wilkes Booth shot!

John Wilkes Booth, ca. 1865 From the Baton Rouge Daily Gazette and Comet, October 24, 1860:             An Actor Shot.—The Columbus (Ga.) Sun announces that Mr. J. W. Booth the young tragedian, connected with the theatrical company now performing there, … Continue reading

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