Thursday, May 27, 2010

Picture of the Day

John Atzerodt conspired with John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Atzerodt had also planned to assassinate Vice President Andrew Johnson on April 14, 1865. He got as far as the hotel where Johnson was staying, entered the hotel bar, and spent the evening drinking instead attempting the assassination. He was arrested on April 20 and was executed by hanging along with three other co-conspirators.

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