1. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the U.S., serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
  2. Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.
  3. Lincoln's assassin was a famous actor and Lincoln himself was a fan of him.
  4. Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert, was saved from a train accident by Edwin Booth, brother of his father's killer, John Wilkes Booth.
  5. Lincoln was the first major leader in the U.S. to feel that women should be allowed to vote.
  6. Abe Lincoln is enshrined in the Wrestling Hall of Fame, having lost just once in 300 matches.
  7. FIDO,
    Abraham Lincoln's dog,
    was also
  8. Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs, all of them had no college degree.
  9. Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same day.
  10. Abraham Lincoln dreamt of his assassination before it happened.
  11. In 1876, a gang of Chicago counterfeiters attempted to steal Abraham Lincoln's body from his tomb and request a US$200,000 ransom.
  12. A secret message was engraved inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch by a jeweler, and it was not discovered until 2009.
  13. The U.S. Civil War had a Balloon Corps established by Abraham Lincoln.
  14. An 11-Year-Old Girl Convinced Abraham Lincoln to Grow His Beard.
  15. Abraham Lincoln has no confirmed living descendants. The last one, a great-grandson, died in 1985.
  16. Robert Todd Lincoln, first son of Abraham Lincoln, was present or nearby the assassinations of his father, James Garfield, and William McKinley.
  17. Abraham Lincoln actually hated to be called "Abe."
  18. Poisoned milk killed Abraham Lincoln's mother when he was 9 years old.
  19. Abraham Lincoln was shot on Good Friday.
  20. Abraham Lincoln's coffin has been moved 17 times and opened 5 times.
  21. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S. President at 6-foot-4.
  22. Abraham Lincoln kept his important documents inside his hat.
  23. Abraham Lincoln practiced law without a degree. He had less than 12 months of formal schooling.
  24. Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president to have obtained a patent.
  25. Abraham Lincoln was estranged from his father and didn't attend his funeral.
  26. Abraham Lincoln wore size 14 shoes, the biggest in U.S. president history.
  27. The last words Abraham Lincoln heard were "you sockdologizing old man-trap," a punchline from the play "Our American Cousin."
  28. Everyone thought Abraham Lincoln was ugly, including himself. Once when he was accused of being "two-faced," he replied, "If I had two faces, would I be wearing this one?".
  29. Abraham Lincoln created the first federal income tax in 1861.
  30. Lincoln suffered depression and avoided carrying knives, fearing he would use it on himself.
  31. Abraham Lincoln pushed through Congress the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which permanently outlawed slavery.
  32. After being shot in the head, Abraham Lincoln remained in a coma for 9 hours.
  33. Abraham Lincoln's wife was an opium addict.
  34. According to his wife Mary, Abraham Lincoln's hobby was cats.
  35. Some 7 million people lined the tracks or filed past Lincoln's open casket.
  36. Abraham Lincoln
    was the
    first Republican
    elected to the U.S. Presidency.
  37. Abraham Lincoln was the first U.S. President born outside of the original 13 colonies.
  38. Abraham Lincoln was the first U.S. President to be photographed at his inauguration.
  39. Abraham Lincoln was the First President to appear on a U.S. coin.
  40. Abraham Lincoln believed black people should not have the right to vote, serve on juries, or intermarry with whites.
  41. Abraham Lincoln pursued for some time the idea of deporting freed slaves to Central America to help prevent racial strife in the U.S.
  42. Theodore and Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Henry Truman, all reported sightings of Abraham Lincoln's Ghost at the White House.
  43. Abraham Lincoln loved cats and once let one eat from the table during a formal White House dinner.
  44. Abraham Lincoln only had a beard for the last 5 years of his life.
  45. Abraham Lincoln was America's best president, in the opinion of 91 presidential historians surveyed.
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