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March-April 2015

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Retrospect

The first stanza of Walt Whitman's beautiful, yet somber, poem, “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd,” recalls one of the most tragic events in American history: the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., on the evening of April 14, 1865.

Contributing Editor is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM), Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM), and science writer with an interest in weather history.

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