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Saturday, November 27, 2004

Lincoln conspiracy

Sunday night at 8:00 Eastern, the History Channel will air The Lincoln Assassination as part of its Conspiracy Series.

April 14, 1865 - Actor John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln in the back of the head at a Washington theater. Days later, Wilkes died in a standoff, and eventually, eight Southern sympathizers were tried for conspiracy. This much we know to be true. But many conspiracy theories arose--pointing to the Confederacy, the Union, and even the Catholic Church! Once again, new theories have sprung up, based on recently found documents and forensic technology.

That there were even any conspiracy theories surrounding Lincoln's assassination is something else I didn't know about until well into my adult years.

Posted by Marie at November 27, 2004 10:06 PM