AS OF FEBRUARY 2012
FEBRUARY 12, 2012: Barry Cauchon
HAPPY 203rd BIRTHDAY ABE!
The picture below was sent to me three years ago by Corrine MaCauley on the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. I liked it so much I wanted to keep it here for awhile. Thanks Corrine.
Thank you to Corrine Macauley and the West Chester University of Pennsylvania for this creative birthday photo.
Here are some other February birthdays for Lincoln’s friends and foes. And perhaps a few contemporaries who lived during his time but whom he may not have been personally acquainted with.
John Deere, pioneer manufacturer of agricultural equipment. Born February 7, 1804, Age 208.
Charles Dickens, English novelist, Oliver Twist and Tale of 2 Cities. Born February 7, 1812. Age 200.
Jules Verne, French sci-fi writer, From the Earth to the Moon. Born February 8, 1828. Age 184.
Thomas Edison, American inventor. Born February 11, 1847. Age 165.
Charles Darwin, discoverer of evolution, Origin of Species. Born February 12 , 1809. Age 203.
Major General Winfield Scott Hancock. Senior military officer in charge of the Lincoln conspirator executions. Born February 14, 1824. Age 188.
Susan B. Anthony. American activist, women’s suffragette. Born February 15, 1820. Age 192.
Victor Hugo, French author, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables. Born February 26, 1802. Age 210.
John G. Nicolay, Lincoln’s private secretary and co-biographer with John Hay. Born February 26, 1832. Age 180.
William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, American western frontiersman. Born February 26, 1846. Age 166.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet. Born February 27, 1807. Age 205.
Happy birthday lady & gentlemen!
If you are interested in Abraham Lincoln, you should read these interviews by three Lincoln experts:
“An Awesometalk With” ROGER NORTON, Webmaster of the ‘Abraham Lincoln Research Site’ (posted on December 30, 2008)
“An Awesometalk With” DR. THOMAS SCHWARTZ, Illinois State Historian (posted on December 08, 2008)
“An Awesometalk With” HAROLD HOLZER, Lincoln Scholar (posted on November 10, 2008)