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  • AP Was There: Original AP report of Lincoln's assassination

    On the night Abraham Lincoln was shot, April 14, 1865, Associated Press correspondent Lawrence Gobright scrambled to report from the White House, the streets of the stricken capital, and even from the blood-stained box at Ford's Theatre, where, in his...
  • The Bradys and the N.R.A.

    The Bradys and the N.R.A.
    After reading the April 4 Sun Sentinel, my wife asked if I read the Sarah Brady article who died at age 73. I don't read the obituaries pages - even the thought of thinking of finding my name bothers me. I was surprised it wasn't front page news....
  • Club Calendar: Waukegan Historical Society to mark anniversary of Lincoln assassination

    Club meetings and events throughout the county. WEDNESDAY, April 15 Kiwanis Club of Grayslake: Noon at State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive. Libertyville Lions Club: 7 p.m. at Libertyville Civic Center, 125 W. Church St. Collects used eye...
  • Chechen commander in Ukraine drawn into Russian intrigue

    From a dimly lit room at his base in eastern Ukraine, the commander of a battalion of Chechens fighting Russia-backed rebels looked shaken as TV broadcast news of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's slaying. Adam Osmayev hailed Nemtsov as a "true...
  • When Lincoln died, a nation mourned -- or did it?

    Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865. To Northerners, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) reelected president, a revered...
  • Walk in Abraham Lincoln's footsteps 150 years later at preserved sites

    Walk in Abraham Lincoln's footsteps 150 years later at preserved sites
    There's nothing quite like wandering around the spot where a historic event occurred to help the imagination grasp how it all unfolded. Which is why I was standing on one side of the wraparound balcony in Washington, D.C.'s Ford's Theatre last year,...
  • Illinois will relive Lincoln's assassination and funeral

    Illinois will relive Lincoln's assassination and funeral
    Actors will take the stage April 14 in Springfield, Ill., to perform a comedy that is remembered for its role in an American tragedy. One hundred fifty years to the day that President Lincoln was shot during the laughter of Act 3, Scene 2, the curtain...
  • President Lincoln's slaying 150 years ago recalled at Ford's Theatre

    President Lincoln's slaying 150 years ago recalled at Ford's Theatre
    "Don't know the manners of good society, eh?" Asa Trenchard said to Mrs. Mountchessington. "Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal; you sockdologizing old man-trap!" As actor Harry Hawk delivered those lines, the crowd roared with...
  • On the trail of Lincoln's assassination

    On the trail of Lincoln's assassination
    One hundred and fifty years ago this week, an embittered Maryland-born actor, frustrated over Robert E. Lee's recent surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Va., and determined to avenge the Confederate cause, shot a bullet into the...
  • Lincoln's assassination stunned a nation

    Lincoln's assassination stunned a nation
    When President Abraham Lincoln took his wife, Mary, on a carriage ride April 14, 1865, the first lady said she could scarcely remember seeing him so lighthearted as he was on that Good Friday. "We must both be more cheerful in the future," Lincoln...
  • Up North for April 9

    Up North for April 9
    Things to do and see in southern Wisconsin. ART ANDERSON ARTS CENTER: 121 66th St., Kenosha. (262) 653-048; http://www.andersonartscenter.com.. KAALEIDOSCOPE GALLERY: Kenosha Art Association, 5615 7th Ave., Kenosha. (262) 654-0065. Student Art...