I couldn’t find the actual post, but as I was thinking about posts from my old blog that I wanted to re-post to this new one, there was one that simply had to appear again. The video below is from the Feb. 9, 1956 episode of I’ve Got A Secret, a game show involving celebrities figuring out, natch, what “secret” the person appearing before them has.
In the case of one Samuel J. Seymour, it turned out his secret was something both unique and quite incredible: As a very young child, he was present in the Ford Theater the night that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
The fact that he could still remember some of the details all those years later is incredible. I think it’s fair to say on the night of the taping of this program Mr. Seymour was the very last living person to have been present at the Ford Theater that tragic night.