Abraham Lincoln

DNA: Today in History, February 12, 2018

Watch this segment of DNA to know the important historical events that took place on February 12, 2018. Satyagraha movement was started by Sadar Vallabhbhai Patel on Feb 12, 1928. Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb 12, 1809.

Feb 12, 2018, 22:59 PM IST

Donald Trump calls Democrats "party of slavery" in minority outreach effort

Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday night called Democrats the "party of slavery" and praised what he called the millions of African Americans with career success, as he tries to revamp his outreach to minority voters.

Aug 31, 2016, 10:17 AM IST

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.

May 03, 2015, 05:42 AM IST

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.

Jan 25, 2015, 23:54 PM IST

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.

Jul 07, 2014, 14:44 PM IST

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.

Dec 10, 2013, 19:29 PM IST

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".

Nov 18, 2013, 13:07 PM IST

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.

Aug 29, 2013, 10:41 AM IST

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.

May 12, 2013, 12:51 PM IST

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.

Jan 26, 2013, 14:27 PM IST

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.

Jan 20, 2013, 17:49 PM IST

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.

Jan 10, 2013, 21:06 PM IST

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.

Dec 31, 2012, 07:48 AM IST

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.

Nov 21, 2012, 16:18 PM IST

Presidents who shaped US history

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

Nov 03, 2012, 13:01 PM IST

George Clooney related to Abraham Lincoln

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

Nov 01, 2012, 19:15 PM IST

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.

Sep 23, 2012, 16:22 PM IST

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.

Jun 07, 2012, 19:00 PM IST

Abraham Lincoln `didn’t invent Facebook`

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

May 10, 2012, 14:25 PM IST

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.

Oct 07, 2010, 13:40 PM IST