Some Interesting Things You May Not Know About Our 16th President

Today is the 210th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President of the United States of America. We've all learned so much about him in school, but there are still a few things you may not be aware of concerning one of our all time best Presidents, including ...

1. Lincoln is in the Wrestling Hall of Fame.

He was an accomplished wrestler, losing only one of approximately 300 matches.

2. Lincoln created the Secret Service

On the day of April 14, 1865, the night he was shot, Lincoln signed legislation creating the U.S. Secret Service. The original mission of the law enforcement agency was to combat widespread currency counterfeiting.The Secret Service didn't begin protecting the president until 1901.

3. Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom.

What is currently the Lincoln Bedroom was his personal office where he met with his Cabinet and signed documents, including the Emancipation Proclamation.

Learn a few more interesting fast-fact about our 16th President on the History Channel website.

 
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