100 Interesting Facts about US Presidents – Part 2

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76Lincoln's funeral

There is a photo of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession and Theodore Roosevelt as a child is seen watching from his window.


77. Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert, was once saved from being hit by a train when a man grabbed him off the tracks. The man was Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth.


78. Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx exchanged friendly letters and discussed their similar views on the exploitation of labor.


79. Abraham Lincoln became the first and only president to register a patent; the invention, which was never produced, was an idea for lifting boats over obstructions if they got stuck.


80. In 1840, Abraham Lincoln and four other legislators jumped out of a window in order to prevent a vote that would have eliminated the Illinois state bank.


81Farting carver

Abraham Lincoln used to tell a long joke about a man carving a turkey at a fancy party who puts so much force into the effort that he rips a huge fart in front of everyone.


82. Abraham Lincoln suffered from depression. He was scared to carry knives because he was afraid he'd kill himself.


83. Donald Trump tried to sue an author for $5 billion. The reason was that the author called him a millionaire instead of a billionaire.


84. Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the same day in the same year.


85. John Wilkes Booth was one of the most famous men in America and Abraham Lincoln was one of his fans.


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86Lincoln's coffin

Since Abraham Lincoln's burial, his coffin had been moved 17 times and opened 6 times. On the last time the coffin was opened (1901) his face was still perfectly recognizable


87. After Abraham Lincoln was called out for refusing to indicate whether or not he wanted to go Heaven or Hell he said "I did not come here with the idea of being singled out, but since you ask, I will reply with equal candor. I intend to go to Congress."


88. Abraham Lincoln supported colonizing blacks in South America or sending them back to Africa.


89. Karl Marx described Abraham Lincoln as being "a man neither to be browbeaten by adversity nor intoxicated by success."


90. Abraham Lincoln once said, "Women are the only things that cannot hurt me that I am afraid of."


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91Giuseppe Garibaldi

In 1861, Giuseppe Garibaldi, the hero of Italy's independence, volunteered his services to President Abraham Lincoln and was offered a Major General's commission in the U.S. Army. His sole condition was that the war's objective is declared as the abolition of slavery.


92. The first Stiller to use the sour mash method was James Crow, leading to Old Crow Kentucky Bourbon. The favorite of both Ulysses Grant and Abraham Lincoln during the war, it was referred to as "the only good thing to come out of the South," by Northern troops. You can still buy it today.


93. Abraham Lincoln is the only president in U.S. history to also have been a licensed bartender.


94. When Abraham Lincoln's brother-in-law Confederate General Benjamin Helm was killed in battle in 1863, Lincoln and his wife went into private mourning at the White House to avoid criticism. The widowed Emilie Todd Helm was granted safe passage to the White House.


95. Contrary to popular belief, King Mongkut of Siam's proposed gift of elephants to Abraham Lincoln was not meant to be used to combat the Confederacy, but rather to create a feral pack of elephants in the US for future use.


96Escape assassination attempt

Abraham Lincoln dressed up as a Scottish immigrant in order to escape an assassination attempt on his way to Washington for his Inauguration.


97. There was a man still alive in 1963 who had viewed Abraham Lincoln in an open casket.


98. Andrew Johnson got "really, extremely, terribly, in furiously, youthfully drunk" after the death of Abraham Lincoln and then continued to take his Presidential Oath of Office hungover.


99. Abraham Lincoln was the first president to ever be in a photograph at his inauguration. Appearing in the photo is known, conspirators.


100. At Abraham Lincoln's first presidential speech, when he saw a supporter in the crowd being attacked, Lincoln grabbed the assailant by his "neck and the seat of his trousers" and threw him.

2 COMMENTS

  1. “If the mostly unknown 10th President of the USA-John Tyler, hadn’t implemented the Monroe Doctrine, Hawaii would be a British colony today”. Er no, it would be an independent country, like other ex-British colonies – Fiji, Tonga, Western Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, etc, etc. Whereas US settlers annexed Hawaii to the US which is still there as an occupying power!!

    • The US is not an occupying power in Hawaii! Hawaii, unlike those other places you mention, is a state. Its people are full American citizens. They have all the rights and privileges of all our other citizens. They could not possibly be better off as an independent nation – largely owned by Japan and China no doubt. Hell, even the Puerto Ricans a smart enough not to vote themselves independence from the US!

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