Sunday, November 24, 2013

Fact of the Day: Booth Irony

In late 1864 or early 1865, actor Edwin Booth saved a young man who had fell off a train platform. While the young man knew Edwin due to being a notable actor, Edwin Booth did not know the name of the person he saved. Months later, he found out that the young man was the President's son Robert Todd Lincoln. Which brought Edwin Booth some comfort, as he was ashamed that his brother John Wilkes Booth had assassinated President Lincoln shortly before he learned the news. 

19 comments:

Al Penwasser said...

What a tragedy about Lincoln and a perfect case of what if...? I think that, paradoxically, he was the South's best friend. I also feel that, if he was allowed to be president immediately after election (oh, I'm not advocating changing the Constitution for that), the Civil War may not have happened. Hopefully, the South would have realized that he was only against the spread of slavery. But, I could be wrong. Who knows? Still a tragedy.

Anna and Klaudia said...

great fact! :)

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Weird!

Vett Vandiver said...

didn't know!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow...that's some crazy irony indeed.

Gloria Baker said...

real has irony OMY!

Sam said...

The irony!

Unknown said...

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Pat Hatt said...

Wow the way the world turns

Kati said...

Man, the world is small sometimes...

Have a great day,
-Kati

Mama Zen said...

That's wild!

Kay said...

I have heard about this. It's really amazing, isn't it?

Christine said...

wild story! well fact.

BERRIES said...

woow, i heard about it! It's cuute story :)

stephen Hayes said...

Very interesting!

Caro * said...

Nice fact, very interessant :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow...very strange!

Dana said...

Life is kind of strange sometimes. Cool fact!

Theresa Mahoney said...

It's a small world after all.... very interesting fact!