Interesting Facts About Abraham Lincoln !!!

Abraham Lincoln is not only one of the most loved presidents of the United States of America, but also the first one to have ever been assassinated. A simple man at heart, he had a lot to give to world in terms of virtue and morality, alongside mainstream politics. Here are some interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln :-

1. Lincoln was the tallest President of USA. At six feet, four inches, Lincoln towered over most of his contemporaries.

2. Before Abraham Lincoln, there had never been a U.S. President with a beard.

3. At the time of his marriage to Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln had been very poor. Mary Todd Lincoln's family did not approve of the match.
In His Younger Days !!!

4. Lincoln loved animals and did not like hunting or killing them even for food. He had several pets including dogs, cats, and even a turkey.

5. Most people think of Abraham Lincoln wearing a tall stovepipe hat. He used to store things in his hat, including letters and other documents.

6. Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln had four children. Three of their children died before reaching adulthood. Robert Lincoln was the only child to survive.

7. After his birth mother died of milk sickness, Lincoln's father remarried. As a boy, Lincoln was very close to his step-mother, and she was supportive of his need to educate himself.

8. Abraham Lincoln considered himself a Christian, but he did not belong to any church. He did not routinely say grace at mealtime, but he did read the Bible.

9. Abraham Lincoln was a witty man. Many of his jokes and funny sayings have been recorded.

10. Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated. He was killed on April 15, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. At the time of his death, Lincoln was 56 years old.

11. Abraham Lincoln had a dream predicting his own death. In his dream, he heard crying in the White House. When he asked the person who had died, he was told that it was the President.

12. Lincoln suffered from serious depression and migraine headaches.

13. Lincoln could wrestle and was exceptionally skilled with an ax. But, he refrained from fishing and hunting because of his love for animals.

Abraham Lincoln !!
14. He created a national banking system with the National Banking Act in 1863, resulting in a standardized currency.

15. Edwin Booth, who had assassinated Abraham Lincoln, had actually saved the life of Robert, one of Abraham Lincoln's sons. Edwin had pulled Robert to safety when he fell into the space between an approaching train and the platform in 1864, in Jersey City.

16. Although Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln produced four sons, there are no living descendants today. His last known descendant died in 1985.

17. Lincoln felt as the leader of the nation’s military, the president should be fighting in the Civil War but obviously couldn’t because of his duties.

18. Lincoln was the first and only president to ever obtain a patent.

19. Lincoln was the first president to be photographed at his inauguration. Standing close to Lincoln in the photo is his future assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

20. Not long before he was assassinated, Lincoln spoke of a dream where he heard someone weeping in the White House. When he found the room it was coming from, he asked who had died. He was told it was the president. He approached the coffin to peer in and saw his own face.