Now that the holiday craziness has been left behind us for another year it’s a good time to look forward to what’s happening in the New Year.President’s Day falls on February 21st this year and we figure it’s as good a time as any to take a look at a few interesting facts about one president being celebrated Abraham Lincoln just in case you want to bring out the trivia-purse at the water cooler!
- Unlike a lot of presidents since him, Lincoln wrote his own speeches, including his most famous Gettysburg Address. And while many may believe it was this address which was Lincoln’s most poignant, there’s rumor out there that his speech to the Illinois Republican Convention in 1856 was by far his best. Unfortunately, no record of it remains.
- Lincoln had no ascribed faith, even though he considered himself to be fully Christian. There were many sects (denominations) that tried to lay claim to his affinity, but in all reality he was 100 non-denominational and never joined a church of any type.
- The 16th President of the United States liked to trifle with machines and gadgets, taking them apart just to reconstruct them so he could gain a deeper understanding of how they worked. In fact, he even had a patent issued in 1849 for “A Device for Buoying Vessels Over Shoals” and although nothing became of it, he is the only President to Read the rest of this entry »