1. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the U.S., serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
  2. Lincoln was shot on Good Friday.
  3. He was a general store owner, postmaster, and lawyer before being elected.
  4. He practiced law without a degree. Lincoln had about 18 months of formal schooling.
  5. Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.
  6. Lincoln was an avid hunter.
  7. Lincoln did not have a middle name.
  8. Lincoln suffered depression and avoided carrying knives, fearing he would use it on himself.
  9. Lincoln’s assassin was a famous actor and Lincoln himself was a fan of him.
  10. Lincoln’s mother was killed by poisoned milk when he was 9 years old.
  11. Lincoln was estranged from his father and didn’t attend his funeral.
  12. Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert, was saved from a train accident by Edwin Booth, brother of his father’s killer, John Wilkes Booth.
  13. Lincoln was the first major leader in the U.S. to feel that women should be allowed to vote.
  14. In 1842, Lincoln got married to a 23-year old woman named Mary Todd.
  15. Mary Todd was an opium addict.
  16. Mary Todd Lincoln, the First Lady of the United States of America, passed away in 1882.
  17. Lincoln was a wrestler and an accomplished one. He lost just one fight out of the 300 he fought. He is in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
  18. Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
  19. Lincoln was seemingly obsessed with cats.
  20. Lincoln’s cat Tabby ate at the White House dinner table.
  21. FIDO, Abraham Lincoln’s dog, was also assassinated.
  22. Lincoln was the first president to use the telegraph.
  23. He used the telegraph like email to communicate with generals.
  24. Lincoln gave birth to the U.S. Secret Service.
  25. Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same day.
  26. In 1876, a gang of Chicago counterfeiters attempted to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body from his tomb and request a US$200,000 ransom.
  27. An 11-Year-Old Girl Convinced Abraham Lincoln to Grow His Beard.
  28. Abraham Lincoln hated to be called “Abe.”
  29. Abraham Lincoln created the first federal income tax in 1861.
  30. There are more books written about Lincoln than any other American.
  31. He ran for the U.S. Senate twice and lost.
  32. Abraham Lincoln’s coffin has been moved 17 times and opened 5 times.
  33. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S. President at 6 foot 4.
  34. Abraham Lincoln kept his important documents inside his hat.
  35. He was a judge on the circuit court in Illinois.
  36. Lincoln was in a coma between the time he was shot and the time he passed away the next morning.
  37. Lincoln and John F. Kennedy were both shot in the head on a Friday.
  38. Lincoln’s suit was made by Brooks Brothers.
  39. He was the first president with a beard.
  40. Abraham Lincoln wore size 14 shoes, the biggest in U.S. president history.
  41. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican elected to the U.S. Presidency.
  42. Abraham Lincoln was the first U.S. President to be photographed at his inauguration.
  43. Abraham Lincoln believed black people should not have the right to vote, serve on juries, or intermarry with whites.
  44. Lincoln loved to eat oysters.
  45. His favorite food was fruit
  46. Before he got assassinated, Abraham Lincoln had dreamt of his assassination.
  47. He was the president of the U.S. during the Civil War.
  48. He didn’t drink, smoke, or chew. Lincoln was a simple man of tastes, and he never drank in the White House.
  49. Someone shot at Lincoln in 1864 and put a hole in his stovepipe hat.
  50. There are no direct living descendants of Abraham Lincoln.
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