The anatomy of the President's fatal wound, and what modern medicine could have done for him
John Wilkes Booth readies the killing shot on President Abraham Lincoln in the new book "Assassinated!" The book showcases the attempts on the lives of 12 US presidents. (Credit: Brendan Powell Smith/Assassinated!) You've seen the picture a thousand times. Show More Summary
Lauren Kelly-Devine has a nice history of the setting of Thanksgiving as the fourth Thursday in November. It involves Presidents Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt and differences between the states and the feds and between the House...Show More Summary
Yes, I know… a lot of people issued proclamations of thanksgiving before President Abraham Lincoln. I’ve seen several posting tidbits about it on Face Book. I don’t know how many have noted that the claim belongs to… Lincoln… and, yes, he was a person in power who could and did put the wheels in motion […]
We can thank Abraham Lincoln for some of the most momentous events and acts in our country's history. Our 16th president had the unenviable task of being Commander in Chief during the Civil War. During that terrible period, he came under...Show More Summary
In 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation declaring November 26 a day of “sincere and humble thanks.” In 1863, with the Civil War raging, President Abraham Lincoln issued a presidential proclamation setting aside the last Thursday of November “as a day of Thanksgiving,” making the celebration a national holiday. Since her founding, our nation...
Thursday marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation, which took place in the middle of the Civil War. In honor of the upcoming anniversary, and to help workers kill some time before clocking out for the holiday, let’s take a look at some related facts and statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. No data diets […]
It's important we remind ourselves of the pertinent facts concerning the holiday of Thanksgiving. In 1863 a Christian president, Abraham Lincoln, proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwells in heaven."
President Obama will continue the odd and heartwarming tradition of pardoning a turkey before Thanksgiving this week — a tradition the White House says may go back 150 years. The White House's definitive history of the presidential turkey pardon says Abe Lincoln's son, Tad, may have started the tradition of sparing a bird every year. Show More Summary
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared that the last Thursday in November should be a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise." Barely a decade later, department stores established the following day -- now known as "Black Friday"...Show More Summary
This week marks two solemn anniversaries in American history: President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered in the aftermath of one of the most brutal battles of the Civil War, 150 years ago this Tuesday, and the assassination of President John F. Show More Summary
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln called a nation divided by war to join together in a time of corporate thanksgiving and repentance when he proclaimed that Americans “set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day...Show More Summary
This week, Americans from across the political and cultural spectrum have paid tribute to Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy with nostalgia-tinged reverence, a longing for a time when strong, inspiring leaders could bring us together in unity and move our country forward. Show More Summary
The limousine President John F. Kennedy rode in fifty years ago today is an indelible part of our visual memory. That midnight blue Lincoln will be forever known as the setting of a national tragedy. Yet, after Kennedy's assassination, the car remained in service, transporting four presidents before it was retired in 1977. Read more...
You would not be blamed for assuming the Lincoln Continental used by President Kennedy on that horrible day 50 years ago was immediately retired. You would, however, be wrong. The Lincoln that saw the assassination of one leader and the near death of another remained in service. Why? Read more...
When one thinks of modern-day groups that might fittingly parallel the life and cause of President Abraham Lincoln, does a pro-discrimination organization that vowed to "drive a wedge between gays and blacks" jump to your mind? Well, according to the...
6 December 1963 …That we here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain… Lincoln, a hundred years ago at Gettysburg. And President Johnson, in his noble… Continue reading The post The Spectator on the assassination of JFK and how to remember the president appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Smithsonian Institution is leading the way for major museums going digital with the 3D archive of historic artifacts available for viewing and printing it launched on Nov. 13. From supernovas to a sculpture of President Lincoln's...Show More Summary
On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams noted President Obama and the four former living presidents reciting the Gettysburg Address to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's historic speech, but ignored the...Show More Summary
Nov. 20, 1864. President Lincoln reportedly wrote a letter of condolence to Lydia Bixby, who claimed to have lost five sons in the Civil War. Ironically, Mrs. Bixby herself was said to have supported the Confederacy, and records show that two — not five — of her sons died. Show More Summary