John Wilkes Booth, the greatest actor of his time, conspired with at least four other people to bring down the United States government by assassinating the president, vice president, and secretary of state.
1861 Quarter Eagle. The 1861 quarter eagle is a coin that is common enough to be easily found in any grade, up to uncirculated condition. However, the year it was produced in is very historical in the terms of the history of the United States. In this year, the most famous of all Civil Wars commenced, between the United States and the Confederate States of America (CSA), which was formed in early 1861.