Abraham Lincoln Facts: Interesting Facts About Abraham Lincoln
10 Facts About Abraham Lincoln
During his four years in office, he served many jobs including ending slavery and delivering the famous Gettysburg address.
He suffered from migraine headaches and would sometimes spend days in bed.
Bacon, oysters and apples were among his favorite foods.
Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated.
Abraham Lincoln was shot on Good Friday.
Lincoln dreamt of his assassination before it happened.
Lincoln was even aware that his political rivals were planning an assignation.
Lincoln was shot in the heat at point blank range. He did not die immediately but died nine hours later.
John Wilkes Booth after shooting Lincoln in his private box leapt on to the stage breaking his leg, and shouted “Sic simper tyrannis”, which means, ‘This always to tyrants,’ the Virginia state motto. He managed to escape Ford’s theater but was tracked down ten days later.
Lincoln was killed on the same day when the Secret Service was created. It was originally formed to tackle counterfeiting, not its role today of protecting the president.