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1. Quote to Inspire
2. Motivation and Inspiration from a successful person – Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865) US President
Things You Might Not Know About Abraham Lincoln
1. He was the only U.S. president to hold a patent, according to the Civil War Trust. He patented a system that could keep a steamboat from running aground.
2. Lincoln was a prolific wrestler who, legend has it, was defeated just once in hundreds of matches, is enshrined in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. It’s worth noting that President Donald Trump is enshrined in the WWE Hall of Fame, which is the soap-opera-esque faux wrestling popular with Americans nowadays.
3. Lincoln didn’t drink, smoke or chew tobacco, according to the National Constitution Center.
4. The day he was assassinated, Lincoln signed legislation that would create the Secret Service but, at the time, the group was aimed at combating counterfeiting.
5. Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a holiday in 1864.
6. He ran for Senate twice and lost both times.
7. He served one term in the House of Representatives.
8. Lincoln actually came under fire from Confederate sharpshooters at the Battle of Fort Stevens near Silver Spring, Maryland.
9. He had a dog named Fido whom he obsessed over. When Lincoln was forced to leave Fido behind in Illinois he gave friends extremely specific rules for how the dog should be cared for, including dictating that the dog should not be scolded for bringing mud into the house.
10. His mother died after drinking milk tainted by a poisonous root.
11. His famous Gettysburg Address was just 272 words long.
12. Legend goes that First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, and on at least one occasion Lincoln himself, participated in séances to attempt to communicate with their sons who died.
13. In a wild coincidence Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, has his life saved by the brother of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln’s assassin. Edwin Booth pulled Robert Todd out of an open space between a platform and a moving train after Lincoln lost his footing. Less than a year later, John would kill Robert Todd’s father just months later.
In Media –
- All That Is Interesting about Abraham Lincoln
- Lincoln’s Faith
- Abraham Lincoln’s assassination conspirators revealed
Must watch videos – Secret Story Of Abraham Lincoln Full Documentary
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