Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes Booth) saves the son of
Abraham Lincoln (Robert Todd Lincoln)
- Edwin Booth saved Robert Todd Lincoln from being hit by a train without knowing who he was. Robert Todd Lincoln was in Jersey City and almost fell off the train platform when Edwin Booth reached out and grabbed him, saving his life.
Abraham Lincoln creates the Secret Service
- Abraham Lincoln established the Secret Service on April 14, 1865. But they are not assigned to protect the president.
John Wilkes Booth then assassinates Abraham Lincoln
- Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865, (same day secret service was created), while attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Robert Lincoln then later witnesses President Garfield get assassinated
- He was present and a witness at the assassination of U.S. President Garfield in 1881, at the time serving as the Secretary of War.
Robert Lincoln then later witnesses President McKinley get assassinated
- He was present when President McKinley was shot in 1901.