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.

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


Rachel said...

Happy Abraham Lincoln Birthday to you!

shell said...

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