One hundred-fifty years ago today, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. To give you some idea of how different news coverage was back then, it took the AP three paragraphs (or about 8 tweets worth of characters) to mention the fact the president had been shot.

+ “Corbett made himself a eunuch and didn’t check himself into Massachusetts General Hospital until he’d finished his prayers, had a full dinner, and taken a light stroll through the city that evening.” Bill Jensen in The Washingtonian: The Insane Story of the Guy Who Killed the Guy Who Killed Lincoln.

+ Smithsonian on the night Lincoln was shot.