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‘Born In Slavery': The last American Slaves

One hundred and fifty-three years ago today, Washington D.C. was the first place in the country where slaves were freed by the federal government. President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Emancipation Act on April 16, 1862, freeing the district’s 3,100 slaves. Show More Summary

Abraham Lincoln Autopsy Notes Reveal The Horror Of An Assassin's Gunshot

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY just opened a new installation, "Autopsy for a Nation: The Death of Abraham Lincoln," marking the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination. The exhibit's key items include handwritten notes by the physicians who conducted the President's autopsy. Read more...

Abortion and Human Trafficking: What Would Abraham Lincoln Have Done?

So, on this 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln, we should be loath to claim this greatest of all Americans for causes near and dear to our own hearts. Lincoln, the tax-cutter; Lincoln, the defense hawk; Lincoln, the champion of litigation reform – these and a hundred other tinny appellations clank against the edifice of historical integrity.

According to Webster

My column today is a typical mélange of Iran, Israel, Cuba, Hillary, language, sports, music, etc. Among the items is a quotation from Tom Cotton, the new senator from Arkansas, who gave an extraordinary tribute to Abraham Lincoln yesterday,...Show More Summary

20 Facts About Abraham Lincoln (And His Family)

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) John Green is back as host of the mental_floss List Show, but the setting is different. He’s at the Indiana State Museum at the Lincoln exhibition to talk about Abraham Lincoln. Along with trivia about the president, his wife, and sons, we also get to see actual artifacts that go along with those facts. -via mental_floss

Adventures in ellipsis

150 years ago today, the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. America is forever indebted. pic.twitter.com/vhIE1k20e7 — Senate Republicans (@Senate_GOPs) April 15, 2015 More discussion here.

Abraham Lincoln

On this day in 1865 Abraham Lincoln was murdered by a coward's bullet and so one of America's finest Presidents never lived to oversee the end of the American Civil War which cost 620,000 lives or the abolition of slavery across the United States. Show More Summary

From the Files of "Duh...."

Guess who has the most unfair tax system? For Illinois residents, there’s isn’t much good financial news.In fact, it’s so bad, even Abraham Lincoln is feeling the effects of it, 150 years after his assassination.And now, a new report from Wallet Hub rubs salt in your Tax Day wounds. Show More Summary

Open Thread - Lincoln

John Green (author of The Fault in our Stars) outlines 20 facts about Lincoln (born in Indiana where Green teaches) for Mental Floss. Rest in Peace, Abraham. Open thread below...

Robots In Our Homes And In Our Personal Lives

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

During America’s Civil War, Abraham Lincoln helped his country and the world abolish slavery, but by the end of next decade, it will be back. We will all have domestic helpers in our households, only this time we will not fight a civil war over them. These helpers, which will [...]

Abraham Lincoln Is Our Most Beloved President, But What If He Had Lived?

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- This Tuesday was the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln –- a somber moment marked by expressions of reverence for perhaps the nation’s most admired president. For historians and political scientists, April 14 is also a time for playful speculation. Show More Summary

In Memoriam: Five Abraham Lincoln Quotations

President Abraham Lincoln died 150 years ago today. He was assassinated – and his life and his achievements are well known to all Americans. And...

The Many Faces of Abraham Lincoln Impersonators

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

When Greta Pratt photographed the annual meeting of the Association of Lincoln Presenters in 2004, she plunked a chair down in a field for attendees to sit in and told them, “I want you to summon up your inner Lincoln.”

Historic Washington Church Where Abraham Lincoln Worshiped Hosts Multiple Events Marking 16th President's Birth and Assassination

A historic Washington, D.C. church Abraham Lincoln attended while president is host to multiple events in memory of the former commander-in-chief.

I Don't Think Senate Republicans Meant To Say This In Public

I see a social media intern's future suddenly shatter over this tweet: 150 years ago today, the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. America is forever indebted. pic.twitter.com/vhIE1k20e7 — Senate Republicans (@Senate_GOPs) April 15, 2015 Freudian slip there, boys?

Lincoln, Lynching, and the Long Way Home

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago this month was the precursor to the domestic terrorism that would be unleashed on black Americans for the next century. Reconstruction became far more punitive than had Lincoln lived. Show More Summary

Tweet of the Day

150 years ago today, the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. America is forever indebted. pic.twitter.com/vhIE1k20e7 — Senate Republicans (@Senate_GOPs) April 15, 2015

Groan-Inducing Goof By Senate Republicans On Lincoln's Assassination

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Tuesday marked 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. The Senate GOP decided to pay homage to the fallen president with a tweet highlighting what they are most appreciative of: 150 years ago today, the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Show More Summary

At 7:22 A.M., a Solemn Anniversary: Abraham Lincoln Dies

In Washington, it is the 150th anniversary of the killing of Abraham Lincoln, the first assassination of an American president. He was shot at Ford's Theater, and he died at the Petersen House.

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