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Famous letter attributed to Abraham Lincoln likely written by his secretary: Researchers

A well-known letter commonly attributed to President Abraham Lincoln was likely written by his secretary John Hay, finds new research. Read more...

Study: One of 'Best Letters in History' Likely Not Written by Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln may have been a world-class orator, but one of his famous letters—known as one of the best English-language letters ever written—was "almost certainly" not authored by the former president. According to a press release, Lincoln sent a letter to a woman named Lydia Bixby in November...

Abraham Lincoln's Bixby Letter Mystery Finally Solved After 150 Years

The technique used to analyze whether Lincoln wrote his famous letter is similar to one that unmasked J.K. Rowling as author of a pseudonymous novel.

Panel to write historical context for Jefferson Davis statue

State officials have appointed a committee to provide historical context for a statue of Jefferson Davis in the Kentucky Capitol. Kentucky's Capitol includes statues of former president Abraham Lincoln and … Click to Continue »

Abraham Lincoln, who spoke calmly but acted decisively, was the anti-Trump

To the editor: “If destruction be our lot,” our rail splitter-turned-president admonished in 1838, “we must be ourselves its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide.” (“What would Lincoln think of Trump?” Opinion, July 12) Abraham Lincoln imagines...

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How Baby Flamingos Become Pink. Kind of related: Don Featherstone, creator of the plastic pink flamingo, and his wife wore matching outfits every day for 37 years. The Great Lengths Taken to Make Abraham Lincoln Look Good in Photos. Fascinating...Show More Summary

A Century-Old Abraham Lincoln Mystery May Finally Have an Answer

Who wrote the Bixby letter? Researchers say they have a definitive answer

The parallels Between Obama and Lincoln – (They Are Uncanny!)

Frankly, I have never even remotely considered any comparison between Abe Lincoln and Barack Obama. Shudder. But here are some you might consider. Parallels between Abraham Lincoln and Barack Hussein

See Vin Scully narrate the words of Abraham Lincoln at the Hollywood Bowl

Vin Scully and his iconic Hall of Fame voice rang just as clear at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday evening as it did at Dodgers games for 67 years, as the iconic baseball announcer joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a performance of Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.” Led by conductor Gustavo Dudamel, the evening presented […]

Dudamel and Beethoven — and Vin Scully — for the common man

“Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history,” Abraham Lincoln said. It is a line that resonates through Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait.” Many an uncommon man and woman have read it in performances with proper forceful meaning during the history of Copland’s stirring patriotic justification of...

What Lincoln would think of Trump

Donald Trump has a sketchy relationship with Abraham Lincoln. "Great president," Trump said. "Most people don't even know he was a Republican, right?" Trump also conjectured that "had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn’t have had the Civil War," though Jackson had died many years before....

The Great Lengths Taken to Make Abraham Lincoln Look Good in Photos

Abraham Lincoln had a problem. During his 1860 campaign as a Republican candidate for the American presidency, in an era after the birth of the photograph but before its widespread dissemination in the media, many of the country's citizens could only guess at what he looked like. Rumors of his ugliness proliferated. Show More Summary

Fake News CNN Caught Sharing False Quotes Attributed to President Abraham Lincoln

Ever since Donald Trump branded CNN as “fake news”, the network has been at war with the Trump administration. But unfortunately for CNN, they’ve repeatedly stepped in it over the

The Democratic Party's Ominous Shift

Similarities are beginning to appear between the way in which the left and their leadership in the Democratic Party are acting today and the way radical Democrats acted in 1861 when Abraham Lincoln was elected.

LAYERS AND LAYERS OF FACT CHECKERS AND EDITORS: CNN Just Published A Fake Quote From Abraham Lincoln

LAYERS AND LAYERS OF FACT CHECKERS AND EDITORS: CNN Just Published A Fake Quote From Abraham Lincoln. Bang-up work, CNN. Brilliant journalisming. UPDATE: Heh, indeed:™

CNN taunts Trump on July 4 with Abraham Lincoln quote on facts

CNN took the opportunity to make a gentle but important point to President Donald Trump about his recent attacks on the media. In recent months, the network has been routinely criticised and attacked by Mr Trump, who has denounced it as a peddler of “fake news”. Show More Summary

Lincoln, Trump, July 4: Lincoln's Legacy Humbles Even Donald Trump

According to Donald Trump, “I can be more presidential than any president…except for Abraham Lincoln."

Mississippi State University to get large Lincoln collection

A former Rhode Island Supreme Court chief justice and his wife have decided to give their massive collection of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War items to Mississippi State University. The … Click to Continue »

Internet in disbelief over Clippers' T-shirt of Blake Griffin with MLK, Gandhi, Ali, more

Clockwise, starting top right: Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, Michael Jackson, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, Martin (...)

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