1. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the U.S., serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
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  2. Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.
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  3. Lincoln's assassin was a famous actor and Lincoln himself was a fan of him.
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  4. Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert, was saved from a train accident by Edwin Booth, brother of his father's killer, John Wilkes Booth.
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  5. Lincoln was the first major leader in the U.S. to feel that women should be allowed to vote.
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  6. Abe Lincoln is enshrined in the Wrestling Hall of Fame, having lost just once in 300 matches.
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  7. FIDO,
    Abraham Lincoln's dog,
    was also
    assassinated.
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  8. Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs, all of them had no college degree.
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  9. Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same day.
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  10. Abraham Lincoln dreamt of his assassination before it happened.
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  11. In 1876, a gang of Chicago counterfeiters attempted to steal Abraham Lincoln's body from his tomb and request a US$200,000 ransom.
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  12. A secret message was engraved inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch by a jeweler, and it was not discovered until 2009.
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  13. The U.S. Civil War had a Balloon Corps established by Abraham Lincoln.
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  14. An 11-Year-Old Girl Convinced Abraham Lincoln to Grow His Beard.
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  15. Abraham Lincoln has no confirmed living descendants. The last one, a great-grandson, died in 1985.
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  16. Robert Todd Lincoln, first son of Abraham Lincoln, was present or nearby the assassinations of his father, James Garfield, and William McKinley.
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  17. Abraham Lincoln actually hated to be called "Abe."
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  18. Poisoned milk killed Abraham Lincoln's mother when he was 9 years old.
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  19. Abraham Lincoln was shot on Good Friday.
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  20. Abraham Lincoln's coffin has been moved 17 times and opened 5 times.
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  21. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S. President at 6-foot-4.
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  22. Abraham Lincoln kept his important documents inside his hat.
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  23. Abraham Lincoln practiced law without a degree. He had less than 12 months of formal schooling.
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  24. Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president to have obtained a patent.
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  25. Abraham Lincoln was estranged from his father and didn't attend his funeral.
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  26. Abraham Lincoln wore size 14 shoes, the biggest in U.S. president history.
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  27. The last words Abraham Lincoln heard were "you sockdologizing old man-trap," a punchline from the play "Our American Cousin."
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  28. Everyone thought Abraham Lincoln was ugly, including himself. Once when he was accused of being "two-faced," he replied, "If I had two faces, would I be wearing this one?".
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  29. Abraham Lincoln created the first federal income tax in 1861.
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  30. Lincoln suffered depression and avoided carrying knives, fearing he would use it on himself.
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  31. Abraham Lincoln pushed through Congress the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which permanently outlawed slavery.
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  32. After being shot in the head, Abraham Lincoln remained in a coma for 9 hours.
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  33. Abraham Lincoln's wife was an opium addict.
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  34. According to his wife Mary, Abraham Lincoln's hobby was cats.
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  35. Some 7 million people lined the tracks or filed past Lincoln's open casket.
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  36. Abraham Lincoln
    was the
    first Republican
    elected to the U.S. Presidency.
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  37. Abraham Lincoln was the first U.S. President born outside of the original 13 colonies.
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  38. Abraham Lincoln was the first U.S. President to be photographed at his inauguration.
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  39. Abraham Lincoln was the First President to appear on a U.S. coin.
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  40. Abraham Lincoln believed black people should not have the right to vote, serve on juries, or intermarry with whites.
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  41. Abraham Lincoln pursued for some time the idea of deporting freed slaves to Central America to help prevent racial strife in the U.S.
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  42. Theodore and Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Henry Truman, all reported sightings of Abraham Lincoln's Ghost at the White House.
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  43. Abraham Lincoln loved cats and once let one eat from the table during a formal White House dinner.
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  44. Abraham Lincoln only had a beard for the last 5 years of his life.
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  45. Abraham Lincoln was America's best president, in the opinion of 91 presidential historians surveyed.
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