Monday, February 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Abe!

It's Abraham Lincoln's birthday today! To celebrate, here are some fun Abe facts:

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a one-room log cabin.

Lincoln began his political career in 1832, at age 23, with a campaign for the Illinois General Assembly as a member of the Whig Party.

On November 4, 1842, at the age of 33, Lincoln married Mary Todd.

Abe had four sons- Robert Todd Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, and Thomas "Tad" Lincoln. (Only Robert lived into adulthood.)

Lincoln was involved in more than 5,100 cases in Illinois alone during a 23-year legal practice.

Lincoln did not campaign or give speeches. His campaign was handled by the state and county Republican organizations.

Originally, John Wilkes Booth had formulated a plan to kidnap Lincoln in exchange for the release of Confederate prisoners. In April of 1865 he changed to a plan to assassination.

(My favorite:) Often depicted wearing a tall black stovepipe hat, 16th president of the United States Abraham Lincoln carried letters, bills, and notes in his hat.

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The annual Abraham Lincoln's Birthday Party has not taken place yet; hence, no pictures. The party is planned for next Sunday afternoon!

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Happy Abraham Lincoln Birthday to you!

shell said...

thanks for an update....i was getting worried!! :)