Great events that happened in a barn: The death of the first presidential assassin

May 11th, 2017|Great events that happened in a barn, History|

On the night of April 14, 1865 while watching the play Our American Cousin to try to relax as the Civil War wound down, famed actor John Wilkes Booth crept into the Presidential Box at Ford’s Theater in Washington DC and fired his Derringer pistol into the back of Abraham Lincoln’s head. In the shock [...]

Great events that happened in a barn: The Gardelegen Massacre

March 28th, 2017|Great events that happened in a barn, History|

In the waning days of World War II in Europe in northern Germany the Nazi Final Solution was carried out in a barn. On the Isenschnibbe Estate near Gardelegen 1,016 slave laborers (mostly captured resistance fighters from Eastern Europe) were to be exterminated by the Luftwaffe and the SS. The slave laborers were being transported [...]

Great events that happened in a barn: Great Chicago Fire

January 17th, 2017|Great events that happened in a barn, History|

You’ve probably heard the story of the great Chicago Fire of 1871. Legend has it that a cow in the barn of Patrick and Catherine O’Leary kicked over a lantern and ignited the blaze. Two days later up to 300 people were dead, 17,450 buildings were destroyed and 100,000 people were homeless in the fire [...]