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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Abraham Lincoln

I was reading some articles about The U.S. Presidents and got so amazed by Abraham Lincoln.I want to share some little-known facts about him.

*Abraham Lincoln was 6 feet 4 inches tall,at a time when most men in the Unites States were about 5 feet 6 inches.His size 14 shoes had to be custom made.

*He is the only U.S. President to hold a patent.He came up with an idea that would help boats to float over sandbars when traveling on rivers.He made two trips to New Orleans on flatboats.

*Lincoln was color blind.

*He liked to tell jokes.After he served in the Black Hawk War,Lincoln said he has seen no "live,fighting Indians"but had "many struggles with mosquitoes."

*Lincoln had several jobs in New Salem,IL.he ran a store,was a surveyor,and was the postmaster.He earned the nickname "Honest Abe"

*In 1861,after he moved to Washington,Lincoln grew a beard on the suggestion on an 11-year-old girl.

4 comments:

Gratcia said...

Thanks for posting this, this is interesting.., specially abt why he grew a beard (^^,) never heard that before.

Belen said...

nice post. "Honest Abe"?. That's why he became a president?

anneberly's beyond said...

Hi justine, I can see my link here.. Can u tell me where is it thank

Our Love Story said...

hello! thanks for sharing these trivia... these are nice-to-know stuff! : )