This video below features a man who witnessed the April 14, 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln. In this February 1956 clip from the TV show “I’ve Got a Secret,” 96-year-old Samuel J. Seymour tries to stump the panelists who try to figure out his claim to fame.
The host of “I’ve Got a Secret” was Gary Moore, and this episode’s panelists are Bill Cullen, Jayne Meadows, Henry Morgan, and Lucille Ball. Check out the witness to Lincoln’s assassination.
Bonus History Tidbit: It is appropriate that we have featured a couple of posts on Abraham Lincoln as Thanksgiving approaches. In 1863, President Lincoln issued a proclamation making the last Thursday in November a national day of thanksgiving.
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