Fun Facts: Took over presidency after Lincoln was shot; First president to be impeached, found not guilty; only president to become a U.S. Senator after leaving the White House
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.
Ford president Joe Hinrichs hints at the revival of full names like Town Car and Continental, as the rest of the industry trends toward shorter letter schemes.
Just as Cadillac embraces an all-new set of alphanumeric naming schemes, Lincoln is deciding that proper names may be better after all. Ford President of the Americas Joe Hinrichs told reporters attending an industry breakfast hosted...Show More Summary
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
Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) told CNN that “I’m running” for the Democratic nomination for president. A spokeswoman later clarified: “We are still in the exploratory committee phase. We will file the proper papers to be an official [...]
Now here's a book that Haglund couldn't pre-order fast enough on Amazon after reading this morning's NYT review of it in the Music section. Reynold Levy, who left his job in 2014 as President of Lincoln Center after a dozen...
By Richard K. Barry I'm very sympathetic to the argument that Hillary Clinton should continue to be hammered on that whole Iraq war thing, but, um, I sure wish we had someone more articulate making the case. Geesh! If you missed it, and that would have been easy, Lincoln Chafee, this guy, is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Show More Summary
Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced today he will be running for president as a Democrat. He prefers the medium salsa in his burritos and just a touch of sour cream. Damon Root noted this morning that Justice Antonin Scalia...Show More Summary
Former Rhode Island Governor/U.S. Senator/Republican/Independent Lincoln Chafee announced (sort of) earlier today on CNN that he will be running...
One week after launching an exploratory committee for a 2016 presidential run, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee told HuffPost Live on Thursday that he's certain he wants to enter the race for the White House, but he's waiting to make a final decision. "I'd say 100 percent that I want to run, but this gives you some flexibility. Show More Summary
Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee, who's served as both a Republican senator and an independent governor, said on CNN Thursday that he will run for the 2016 Democratic nomination. Chafee has thusfar only formed an 2016 "exploratory committee"...Show More Summary
Now in news no one cared about, former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee has announced today that he intends to run for the Democrat nomination for President in 2016. I
Determined to not become the That Guy of the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee (D) pretty much told CNN's New Day this morning that he was running for president.
(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
Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln by Confederate thespian John Wilkes Booth. The New York Times and AP have posted their original stories on the assassination — the Times’ even features a digital replica of how the original article and newspaper looked to readers 150 years ago. Show More Summary
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...