1865: Abraham Lincoln shot



Sadly, President Lincoln was killed at Ford’s Theater on this day in 1865.

Everything about Lincoln reminds me of my late great uncle, Joaquin Ramos.  He was my grandmother’s younger brother and a very well educated man who was an attorney, law professor and even served as a district judge.

He also had this bookcase full of history books.   I’m sure that he read all of them.

It was Tio Joaquin, as we called him, who told me about President Lincoln when I was a little boy in Cuba.  So I always think of him whenever anything about Lincoln is in the news.