Monday, January 31, 2011

Facts About Abraham Lincoln - strangefacts

  • Abraham Lincoln had a wart on his face
  • Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated
  • Two United States navy ships have been named after Abraham Lincoln
  • Abraham Lincoln went to school for less than a year. He taught himself to read and write
  • Before winning the election in 1860, Abraham Lincoln lost eight elections for various offices
  • A short time before Abraham Lincoln's assassination, he dreamed he was going to die, and he related his dream to the Senate
  • The Lincoln penny was the first U.S. coin to feature a historic figure. President Abraham Lincoln has been on the penny since 1909
  • Abraham Lincoln's political experience before he became president was a two year term in the House of Representatives
  • Abraham Lincoln's mother died when she drank the milk of a cow that grazed on poisonous snakeroot
  • Abraham Lincoln created a national banking system with the National Banking Act in 1863, resulting in a standardized currency
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