Abraham Lincoln Facts – A Collection of 40 True Facts
Abraham Lincoln was responsible for initiating the process to abolish slavery, safeguarded the country when faced with the bloodiest civil war ever in its history, and established the modernization of the country. No “Abraham Lincoln Facts” can be completed without mentioning the “Greatest President of United States” even known.
1. Abraham Lincoln was born on 12 February 1809 in Kentucky.
2. He died on 15 April 1865, when he was assassinated. He was 56 years old.
3. Abraham Lincoln was allowed in the famous Wrestling Hall of Fame for his contribution to the sport of Wrestling.
4. Abraham Lincoln was nicknamed “Abe”, which he hated.
5. Nancy Lincoln, Abe’s mother died in 1818 when he was just 9 years of age due to consuming bad milk.
6. Lincoln began his political career when he was 23 years old in 1832.
7. Abraham Lincoln was the inventor of a patented device that allows boats to navigate in shallow waters.
8. Abraham Lincoln was the only U.S. president to hold a patent.
9. Abraham Lincoln shares his birth date with Charles Darwin.
10. Abraham Lincoln did not have any school or college degree.
11. Little Abe did not attend formal school but he was a passionate reader and a very curious learner.
12. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in the fourth year of his presidential term in the year 1865.
13. Abraham Lincoln had four children, but only one of them Robert Lincoln lived to be an adult.
14. Lincoln had no middle name.
15. During the period of the Black Hawk War, Abraham Lincoln served the Illinois militia as a Captain.
16. Lincoln is a self-taught lawyer and did not attend any law school.
17. Abraham Lincoln was a great fan of the actor, who was responsible for his assassination.
18. Abraham was licensed to work as a bartender.
19. Abraham Lincoln pioneered the right to vote for Women and he was the first leader to do so in the USA.
20. It was not until 2009, that the secret message which a jeweler had engraved inside the pocket watch that Abraham Lincoln used, was discovered.
21. It was not only Abraham Lincoln who was assassinated but his dog Fido was also killed.
22. Lincoln was responsible for imposing the first federal income tax.
23. The portrait of Lincoln appears on two currencies of the United States, which are the penny and the $5 dollar bill.
24. Abraham Lincoln established the Balloon Corps during the Civil War.
25. Abraham Lincoln had a premonition about his assassination before it actually happened.
26. Standing 6 ft. 4 in tall, Abraham Lincoln was the tallest President that the USA ever had.
27. The biggest shoe size ever to be worn by a President of the USA was size 14, worn by Abraham Lincoln.
28. Abraham Lincoln did not attend his father’s funeral as they were not on good terms with each other.
29. The 13th Amendment of the Constitution of the USA which sought to ban slavery permanently was promoted by Abraham Lincoln, which influenced the Congress towards its ban.
30. After being shot in the head, Abraham Lincoln was in a coma for about 9 hours.
31. Lincoln liked cats. Some historians claimed he even once fed his favorite cat at the White House dinner table during a formal event.
32. The first president of the USA to be photographed during the inaugural ceremony was Abraham Lincoln.
33. The first Republican elected to lead was Abraham Lincoln.
34. It is believed that the ghost of Abraham Lincoln has been reportedly sighted in the White House by Theodore and Henry Truman Eleanor Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill.
35. It was during the tenure of Abraham Lincoln that all the slaves were given “freedom forever”.
36. Abraham Lincoln began to grow his beard after he was convinced by an 11-year-old girl.
37. Abraham Lincoln was a great disciplinarian who was a teetotaler, never smoked or chewed. He strictly never consumed liquor in the White House.
38. Lincoln was the first president to use the telegraph.
39. It was on Good Friday that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
40. Abraham Lincoln had battled depression in the later part of his life