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This is probably the United States? most famous theater. A single shot fired inside this theater continues to make an echo in history until this very day. This is where Abraham Lincoln, the father of the Emancipation Act, was shot and killed by a Confederate supporter on April 14, 1865. The assassination left a bloody stain in the hard-earned success of the Union during the American Civil War.

Originally a place of worship as the First Baptist Church of Washington in 1833, the site was renovated into a theatre. The building suffered a fire and was built the following year. After the Lincoln Assassination, it fell into disuse until it was reopened in 1968. Since then, it has been active in staging various plays and musicals.
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