Abraham Lincoln

The Last Witness to Lincoln's Assassination Goes On a Game Show

It has been 150 years since John Wilkes Booth killed Abraham Lincoln. This man was there.

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One hundred and fifty years ago today, John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln. To mark the occasion, here's a witness to the assassination—apparently the only witness still alive at the time—appearing on I've Got a Secret in 1956:

Near the end of the segment, the host holds up an article about the guest, called "I Saw Lincoln Shot." If you want to read the article for yourself, go here.