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 March 4 - This Day In History | Shapell
Day In History

Discover the global events and personal stories of March 4

March 4, 1849

President for a Day

Who is in charge, when the presidential term ends on noon on the Sunday, but the Oath isn't taken, until Monday?

Abraham Lincoln by Gardner, February 1865. Source: Library of Congress.
March 4, 1865

Lincoln’s Last Days

A country divided, battered, exhausted - limping towards the end of the bloodiest war in American history. Abraham Lincoln, as often was the case during his presidency, is under threat. John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer is planning an attack with other conspirators that will change the course of the nation.



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