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April 14, 1865. An actor enters a popular theater in our nation’s capital. Quietly he makes his way upstairs to the private boxes. At 10:15 p.m., during the third act of “Our American cousin,” John Wilkes Booth fires a single bullet into the head of the president of the United States committing one of the most infamous assassinations in American history. Now a woman in downtown New York City believes that the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln may have begun in her building.
Did John Wilkes Booth, the infamous assassin of Abraham Lincoln, spend time in this house?
And is this where the assassination was planned?
The History Detectives are on the case.
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