The greatest speech Abraham Lincoln ever gave is lost to history. In 1856, Lincoln delivered an anti-slavery speech so powerful and moving that the reporters tasked with transcribing it laid down their pencils in awe. Today we have no idea what he said.
Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan’s daughter have all claimed to have seen Abraham Lincoln’s ghost in the White House.
Abraham Lincoln turned down an offer of war elephants from the King of Siam.
While most media depicts Abraham Lincoln with a deep, booming voice and a Transatlantic accent, written accounts of his speeches show that most people were surprised to find out the president was actually a shrill tenor with a twangy Southern American accent.
Abraham Lincoln was shot, put in a coffin, removed from it and put in another coffin, buried, exhumed, buried, exhumed, buried, exhumed, buried, exhumed, buried, exhumed, buried, exhumed, and finally buried in a steel cage reinforced with concrete in 1901.