Remembering Abraham Lincoln: 153 years ago on this day the legend succumbed to his wounds

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was a skilful wrestler and his coffin was opened five times by grave robbers in an attempt to steal his corpse, and some also say that they spotted his ghost in the White House?

The world has witnessed some great leaders, but among those are some rare impeccable beings who made extraordinary contributions the world will never forget. Such dynamic personality was Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, in the year 1809 and on the disdainful date of April 14, Lincoln was shot. After struggling in coma for over 9 hours, Lincoln succumbed to his wounds on April 15 in the year 1865.

Lincoln is an iconic figure who is infamous not only known for his accomplishments as the President of the United States of America but his life has been a journey, driving the history.

Not many know that Abraham Lincoln was a skilful wrestler and his coffin was opened five times by grave robbers in an attempt to steal his corpse.

Lincoln`s mother died of milk poisoning when he was just a kid. He took the responsibility for the chores in the household as a teen. He also gave all that he earned to his father until the age of 21. Abraham was very skilled at using an axe. Tall for his age, Lincoln was strong and athletic. He was also a profound wrestler and was defeated only once out of the approximately 300 matches he took part in.

The legend was the only president to have a patent. He invented a device to free steamboats that ran aground. It was In 1862, way ahead of its time when, Abraham Lincoln made a `winky` face emoji in his speech`s transcript. Though some argue that it was just a typo and not a smiley face.

To a surprising fact, Lincoln had about 18 months of formal law schooling and he practised law without a degree. The jurist lost in his first bid for a presidential ticket.

He was nicknamed Abe, but Abraham preferred being called by his last name, Lincoln. He made an exemplary mark being the first president born outside of the 13 original states in the United States. He was the one who established Thanksgiving as a national holiday.

When he occupied the White House, the 16th president used the current Lincoln Bedroom as his personal office.

It was a tragic day when he was shot. The day when he signed a legislation creating the U.S. Secret Service, its mission was to combat widespread currency counterfeiting.

John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln’s assassin planned to kidnap the president in exchange for the release of Confederate prisoners. However, on the day the plan was supposed to be executed, Lincoln promoted voting rights for Blacks, Booth changed his plan and became determined to assassinate the president.

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