On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War. Find Lincoln at the library, on hoopla and in OverDrive (Avalon Media Download Center and South Jersey Audiobook and eBook Down Load Center).
Loretta Lynn, a multiple gold album American country music singer-songwriter whose work spans almost 60 years, was born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky on April 14, 1932. She has received numerous awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as a duet partner and individual artist. She remains the most awarded female country recording artists. Find the coal miner’s daughter at the grand ole library, on hoopla and in Freegal