When Rachel Carson testified before the Senate in 1963 she was roundly hailed, as Harriet Beecher Stowe had been by Abraham Lincoln, as "the little lady who started it all." Carson's huge 1962 best-seller, Silent Spring, had revealed to the public the dangers of DDT and other pesticides to birds, animals and human health. Show More Summary
Did you know that an 1862 Abraham Lincoln transcript contains a winkey face? The post 12 facts about the emoticon’s history that may surprise you appeared first on Matador Network.
Daniel Day-Lewis transformed Abraham Lincoln into an Oscar-winning film role, but before he was attached to Steven Spielberg's biopic, Liam Neeson was lined up to portray the 16th president of the United States. Neeson discussed the movie in a new Q&A with GQ, revealing that he'd agreed to star in "Lincoln" about a decade ago. Show More Summary
If you were a miniature version of Abraham Lincoln, you'd be super excited about modern Illinois, according to the state's tourism campaign, which has brought back MiniAbe for another round of quirky sightseeing. It sort of makes sense,...Show More Summary
Massive success is reserved for confident people who take action swiftly and decisively. Or, as Abraham Lincoln put it, “Things... The post How To Hustle: 10 Habits Of Highly Successful Hustlers appeared first on Lifehack.
By Avi Gilburt: Abraham Lincoln once said: You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. What honest Abe was trying to say was that one can hide the truth from the public for only so long. Show More Summary
The Washington Post reports that photos of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession may have been discovered by Maryland retiree Paul Taylor. The series of photographs, captured in four stages, are of Grace Episcopal Church on Broadway in New York City and were likely taken on April 24 or 25 in 1865. Show More Summary
Because gay people are on the road toward greater equality, two great voices of equality died in vain. Thus goes the latest pontification from the wrong side of history, weighing on today's historic ruling out of Michigan: "“Judge Friedman has...
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation honored award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg with the prestigious Lincoln Leadership Prize at a dinner ceremony Wednesday at the Hilton Chicago. The award was presented by actress...Show More Summary
President Obama recently graced the set of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis for some laughs and Obamacare plugs, but Bill O'Reilly wasn't amused and contended that Abraham Lincoln would have never done the same. Au contraire!, Obama shot back today in an interview on ESPN Radio.
This evening, March 19th, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation will award its prestigious Lincoln Leadership Prize to renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg during a special dinner at the Hilton Chicago. This award honors outstanding individuals for a lifetime of service in the spirit of 16th President Abraham Lincoln. Show More Summary
As Abraham Lincoln famously said, “The problem with quotes from the internet is that they’re often fake.” The internet is littered with falsehoods that spread quickly because they can be easily retweeted or reposted with a couple of mouse clicks. Show More Summary
This has been a good week for reminding America that Bill O’Reilly is full of sht. It began with the Fox News gasbag criticizing Beyoncé for her “Partition” music video, then he said Abraham Lincoln wouldn’t appear in a Funny or Die video, unlike that so-and-so Barack Obama, before finally bringing it back to Beyoncé on Late Show with David Letterman.
“You may remember, as I well do... there were, on board, ten or a dozen slaves, shackled together with irons. That sight was a continual torment to me; and I see something like it every time I touch the Ohio... It is hardly fair forShow More Summary
On Saturday, successful bidders at an auction at Gettysburg’s American Civil War Wax Museum will be taking home life-sized figures of President Abraham Lincoln, Generals Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman as well as unnamed slaves, soldiers and civilians. Read full article >>
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Could Abraham Lincoln really have sidestepped the entire American Civil War by using the government's power of property condemnation to buy all of the slaves in the South and then free them?
Writer Seth Grahame-Smith has been working on a sequel to the 2010 hit title, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Deadline reports that Grand Central Publishing, an imprint at Hachette Book Group USA, plans to publish the finished book in January 2015. The first book served as the basis for a popular movie adaptation that came out in June 2012. Show More Summary
Oh dear, we're not sure what to make out of this news. Seth Grahame-Smith, the author behind Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter (which we loved) and the screenplay for Dark Shadows (which we loathed), is getting his directorial debut remaking our beloved Something Wicked This Way Comes. Dammit, why couldn't they start him with Battleship 2 or something? Read more...
Since it doesn't seem like Seth Grahame-Smith will ever see his novel remix Pride & Preudice & Zombies hit the big screens, the author has found work with other big screen projects. While his Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter wasn't exactly...Show More Summary