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Today is Abraham Lincoln's Birthday!
Happy Birthday
President Lincoln!

Born:  February 12, 1809
in Hardin County, Kentucky

Died:  April 15, 1865
in Washington, DC

"In the course of my law reading I constantly came upon the word demonstrate. I thought at first that I understood its meaning, but soon became satisfied that I did not. . . .I consulted all the dictionaries and works of reference I could find. . . . .At last I said, 'Lincoln, you can never make a lawyer if you do not understand what demonstrate means.' and I left my situation in Springfield, went home to my father's house and stayed there till I could give any proposition in the six books of Euclid at sight.  I then found out what  demonstrate means and went back to my law studies."  A. Lincoln