On 150th death anniversary, Lincoln's hometown re-enacts funeral

At Abraham Lincoln's death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, "Now he belongs to the ages," but the meticulous, 150th anniversary funeral procession his hometown presented has proved how profoundly the prairie city still considers the slain president its own.

Lock of Lincoln's hair among items auctioned in Dallas

A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than USD 800,000 at auction on Sunday in Dallas.

Dinesh D`Souza`s `America` depicts Abraham Lincoln story

Dinesh D`Souza and co-director John Sullivan`s new documentary film, `America` depicts story of Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of US.

Obama pays homage to Mandela, calls him `giant of history`

America`s first black President Barack Obama today paid a moving tribute to his inspiration Nelson Mandela, calling him a "giant of history" and comparing the anti-apartheid icon with the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln.

US paper retracts 150-year-old editorial panning Lincoln

In one of the oldest corrections in journalism`s history, a US newspaper has retracted a 150-year-old editorial that dismissed President Abraham Lincoln`s revered Gettysburg Address as "silly remarks".

Obama at 50th anniversary embodies King`s dream

President Barack Obama led civil rights pioneers on 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr Martin Luther King`s "I Have a Dream" speech roused the 250,000 people who rallied there decades ago for racial equality.

Small US town is big draw for democracy lovers

A small town, just an hour and a half drive away from Washington, has a population of a mere 110,000. But every year three million people from India and all over the world come visiting.

Lincoln role should have gone to an American: Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis says he felt apprehensive about playing a US president in `Lincoln` because he was convinced that the lead role should have been given to an American.

Obama to take oath on two Bibles; Dr King`s family honoured

When US President Barack Obama takes his oath on Sunday, he will be using two Bibles.

Barack Obama to use two Bibles when he takes oath of office

President Barack Obama is taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible, but two, one owned by Martin Luther King Jr and one by Abraham Lincoln.

I never compare myself to Lincoln: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama said he never compares himself with the great American leader Abraham Lincoln, who has been his source of inspiration.

Lincoln`s civil war document on sale for USD 900,000

A proclamation signed by former US Prez Abraham Lincoln on April 19, 1861, that marked the official start of US civil war, is up for sale for USD 900,000.

Presidents who shaped US history

Here is a look at five of the most prominent US presidents.

George Clooney related to Abraham Lincoln

Hollywood superstar George Clooney is a distant relative to America`s 16th president Abraham Lincoln.

Tom Hanks related to President Abraham Lincoln

Tom Hanks is related to one of America’s most famous presidents, Abraham Lincoln, it has been revealed.

Lincoln’s assassination: 1st doc’s report unearthed

The first doctor to treat President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theater rushed to his ceremonial box and found him paralyzed, comatose and leaning against his wife.

Abraham Lincoln `didn’t invent Facebook`

In 1845, Abraham Lincoln had tried to patent an idea very similar to Facebook, it has been revealed.

Kennedy-owned ‘Emancipation Proclamation’ to be sold

A copy of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln`s 1863 ‘Emancipation Proclamation’ to end slavery that was owned by Robert F. Kennedy will be be auctioned in December, Sotheby`s said on Wednesday.

Liam Neeson opts out of Spielberg`s biopic on Lincoln

Irish actor Liam Neelson has decided to opt out of Steven Spielberg`s biopic on legendary American President Abraham Lincoln.

1913 Abraham Lincoln film

A contractor has found a 1913 silent film about Abraham Lincoln.