John Wilkes Booth was the son of prominent, wealthy actors. He, too, became an actor and was so popular, he was one of the first to have his clothes ripped off by fans. Hulton Archive/Getty hide caption

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President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as inscribed on the stone at the Lincoln Memorial. Pat Benic/UPI/Landov hide caption

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