Thursday, February 12, 2015

Happy Birthday, President Lincoln -- February 12, 2015

Today is Abraham Lincoln's 206th birthday. My favorite president.  This year we will observe the sesquicentennials of the end of the Civil War and his assassination by the coward John Wilkes Booth. 

"Posterity will call you the great emancipator, a more enviable title than any crown could be, and greater than any merely mundane treasure."

-- Giuseppe Garibaldi, 06-August 1863 letter to Lincoln

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