John Wilkes Booth

  • American

Famous American actor, infamous for assassinating president Abraham Lincoln. - AsNotedIn


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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1838/05/10 John Wilkes Booth is born in a four-room log house, the ninth of ten children. Born
1852/12/00 John Wilkes Booth begins living at Tudor Hall with his mother, brother Joseph, and two sisters. JW Booth stayed through much of 1856. Home Tudor Hall Bel Air
1863/11/09 President Lincoln watches Booth play Raphael in Charles Selby's "The Marble Heart" at Ford's Theater. Lincoln requested to meet the actor after the play but Booth refused. Actor Ford's Theatre National Historic Site Washington, DC
1864/07/00 John W Booth and several well-known Confederate sympathizers meet at The Parker House to plan the kidnapping of President Lincoln. Assassin Parker House Boston Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1864/11/00 John W Booth is introduced to Dr Mudd. Conspiracy leader, assassin St Mary's Church Bryantown Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1864/12/00 Dr Mudd introduces John Booth to Thomas Harbin at the Bryantown Tavern Conspiracy leader, assassin Bryantown Historic District Bryantown Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1864/12/23 Conspirators plan to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln Conspiracy leader, assassin Mary E Surratt Boarding House Washington, DC Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/03/18 In what will be the last appearance of his career, John Wilkes Booth plays Duke Pescara in "The Apostate". Actor Ford's Theatre National Historic Site Washington, DC
1865/04/05 John Wilkes Booth registers at the Parker House. Guest Parker House Boston
1865/04/06 John W Booth practices firing a pistol in various difficult ways such as between his legs, over his shoulder and under his arms at Edward's Shooting range off School Street near the Parker House in Boston. Assassin Parker House Boston Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/11 Lincoln speaks to a crowd from the window over the main door of the Whitehouse, John Wilkes Booth swears that this will be Lincoln's last speech. Conspiracy leader, assassin President Lincoln's Last Public Address White House North Portico The White House Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/14 John Booth shoots President Lincoln in the back of the head with a .44-caliber Derringer pistol. The 5.87-inch weapon is on display at Ford's Theatre National Historic Site. Conspiracy leader, assassin Ford's Theatre National Historic Site Washington, DC Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/14 John Booth shoots President Lincoln in the back of the head with a .44-caliber Derringer pistol. The 5.87-inch weapon is on display at Ford's Theatre National Historic Site. Conspiracy leader, assassin Ford's Theatre National Historic Site Washington, DC End of the American Civil War
1865/04/14 John Wilkes Booth leaps from the president's box and crashes onto the stage. Booth fractures his leg in the fall, but is able to escape out a rear entrance to a waiting horse. Conspiracy leader, assassin Ford's Theatre National Historic Site Washington, DC Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/15 Dr Samuel Mudd treats John Wilkes Booth's injured leg, providing food, lodging and two horses to Booth and David Herold. Conspiracy leader, assassin Dr Samuel A Mudd House Waldorf Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/16 Oswell Swann leads John W Booth and David Herold across Zekiah Swamp to Rich Hill, the home of confederate sympathizer, Col Samuel Cox. Conspiracy leader, assassin Rich Hill Bel Alton Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/17 Samuel Cox places Booth and Herold in the care of the Confederate underground and arranges to hide them in a pine thicket a mile west of his house for several days, where they receive food and newspapers. Marker at jct of Bel Alton Newtown Rd and Wills Rd Conspiracy leader, assassin Bel Alton Maryland Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/24 John Wilkes Booth dies on the porch of the Garrett farmhouse (lost). A marker is on A P Hill Blvd, 3.1 miles SW of Port Royal. A bank draft signed by Montreal banker and future mayor Henry Starnes is found in Booth's pocket. Conspiracy leader, assassin Port Royal Virginia Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
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