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Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln’s death on April 14, 1865, is still seen as one of the most important and sad events in American history. Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., by John Wilkes Booth, a supporter of the Confederacy. Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. The president was killed the next day, becoming the first U.S. president to be killed in office.

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Beltway Sniper

In 2002, a horrifying series of shootings known as the Beltway Sniper grabbed the Washington, DC, area and sent shockwaves across the country. Over the course of three weeks, sniper team John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo killed ten people and gravely injured three more.

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Smithsonian Institute

Smithsonian Institute The Smithsonian Institution, or simply the Smithsonian, is a collection of museums, galleries, and research facilities in Washington, DC, that draws visitors from all over the world. The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846 and is home to 19 museums, 21 libraries, 9 research institutes, and the National Zoo, making it the largest

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Watergate Scandal

Watergate Scandal The Watergate Scandal, a political crisis that occurred in the early 1970s, is still remembered today as one of the worst in U.S. history. Five men were arrested on June 17, 1972, for breaking into the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Investigations into the break-ins later uncovered

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