Interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln

August 8, 2009 | In: History facts

Lincoln was afraid of dentists because a dentist broke off part of Lincoln’s jawbone by pulling a tooth.

Lincoln was 6’4”, making him our country’s tallest president.

He was the first president to be assassinated.

Lincoln, Nebraska was named after Abraham Lincoln.

He was the first president to be photographed at his inauguration. John Wilkes Booth (his assassin) can be seen standing close to Lincoln in the picture.

Lincoln’s education comprised only 18 months of schooling. Thereafter, he was self-educated and benefited a lot from his habit of reading.

He was the first president to wear a beard.

Lincoln was called “Old Abe” by his friends when he was only 30 years years old because his skin was yellowish and wrinkled by that time.

His face is on the American penny.

Lincoln had four sons, but only 1 lived to adulthood.

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