1. Abraham Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated. He was killed on April 15, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. At the time of his death, Lincoln was 56 years old.
  2. He was the tallest U.S president at 6'4"
  3. He was the first president to have a beard.
  4. His father remarried a widow, and Abraham was very close to his step mother.
  5. Edwin Booth, the older brother of John Wilkes Booth who had assassinated Abraham Lincoln, had actually saved the life of Robert, one of Abraham Lincoln's sons. Edwin had pulled Robert to safety when he fell into the space between an approaching train and the platform in 1864, in Jersey City.
  6. Today there are no direct descendents of Abraham Lincoln.
  7. He used to store things in his hat, including letters and other documents.
  8. Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy, Kennedy's was named Lincoln.
  9. Before his presidential election in 1860, Abraham Lincoln had served as a country lawyer, a state legislator in Illinois, a member of the House of Representatives and had campaigned twice for US Senate elections and got defeated both time.
  10. Lincoln spoke of a dream where he heard someone weeping in the White House. When he found the room it was coming from, he asked who had died. He was told it was the president. He approached the coffin to peer in and saw his own face.