Fun Facts: First president to have a beard; liked to keep important papers in his stovepipe hat; was the tallest president at 6’4? inches; before he was president he was a storekeeper, a rail-spitter, a postmaster, a lawyer and a vampire hunter.
“…that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain…” — Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address While the U.S. military in recent years has had a
The American Civil War ended with the notorious assassination of a great man, but was that man Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King Jr.?
It's incredible that the story " They're All Players in Lincoln's Story " [April 12], a collection of places associated with Abraham Lincoln, managed to omit Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site in Illinois, 22 miles northwest of Springfield and re-created on the site of the original New Salem,...
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
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...
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.
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
(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
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.
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
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
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...
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 [...]
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
President Abraham Lincoln died 150 years ago today. He was assassinated – and his life and his achievements are well known to all Americans. And...
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.”
A historic Washington, D.C. church Abraham Lincoln attended while president is host to multiple events in memory of the former commander-in-chief.
He didn't love the name "Abe."
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?