July 8, 2021

Today in History: Lincoln Shot!

Last Updated on October 23, 2020

National calamity! Lincoln & Seward assassinated!!
Today in History–April 14–the Library of Congress features the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, who was shot on this day in 1865. Learn more about tragic day in United States history by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access secondary sources, all types of primary sources, and teaching resources related to the death of President Lincoln.

Assassination primary sources

Funeral & tribute primary sources

Teaching resources

Secondary sources

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