April 15 is More Than Tax Day — Lincoln Dies From Assassination Effort

lincoln-chairYes, it’s Tax Day. But it’s also the day in 1865 that Abraham Lincoln died after being shot the night before while watching a show in Washington D.C.’s Ford’s Theater. He was 56 and the first U.S. president to be assassinated.

What’s this got to do with factory automation? Well, the chair that Lincoln was sitting in when he was shot by John Wilkes Booth resides — blood stains and all — in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.

Ford, of course, is considered the father of modern factory automation. And now you know.

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4 Comments on “April 15 is More Than Tax Day — Lincoln Dies From Assassination Effort”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    hayyyyy! just to let u know, i love licoln cuz hes awesome like that.

  2. william Says:

    I have seen this famous chair

  3. Good, good stuff. But then again, I would expect nothing less from one of the greatest presidential assassination aficionados on the planet.

    Where is he?

  4. Gene Gray Says:

    What an awesome picture. Imagine that chair with Lincoln sitting down for a night with his wife at the theater. Wow.

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