Thursday, January 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln

Mr Lincoln bicentennial is coming up in a another couple of weeks. He was born on February 12, 1809. I thought it was a interesting little side note after hearing that President Obama had used the Lincoln Bible to swear his oath on.
Another former President had done something special for Mr. Lincoln's birthday when the birthday centennial had come up in 1909. Former President Theodore Roosevelt had the United States Treasury design a new Penny, which was made for this special date. It is still the design we use today, well at least until it gets changed for his bicentennial.
I wonder if President Obama will do something to remember the bicentennial, seeing as he and Mr. Roosevelt were both admirers of Lincoln.

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