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Were These Abraham Lincoln’s Last Words?
  • 12 January 2021
Rumors of the former president's last words spoken in Ford's Theatre led us to consult...
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Did Abraham Lincoln Say ‘America Will Never Be Destroyed From the Outside’?
  • 3 June 2019
Widely shared memes contained a quotation that is commonly attributed to the Great Emancipator.
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Donald Trump Explains Why Lincoln Succeeded
  • 8 May 2018
This was indeed Donald Trump's answer to an interview question, for whatever that's worth.
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Is Abraham Lincoln in the Wrestling Hall of Fame?
  • 3 May 2018
A popular meme contained a mixture of myth, rumor, and facts (as well as a...
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Did Abraham Lincoln Order the Execution of 38 Dakota Fighters?
  • 14 March 2018
After a violent Native American uprising in 1862, President Lincoln signed off on 39 executions...
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Are These ‘Coincidences’ Linking Lincoln to Kennedy Real?
  • 12 June 1999
Numerous 'coincidences' between the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations are not really so amazing.
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Lincoln and Lee’s Views on Slavery
  • 11 September 2017
A meme widely circulated in the wake of a controversy over Confederate memorials does not...
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Was a Bust of Abraham Lincoln Vandalized in Chicago in Protest of Confederate Statues?
  • 18 August 2017
A bust of Abraham Lincoln was vandalized in Chicago, but it's unclear who did it...
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Did Abraham Lincoln Express Opposition to Racial Equality?
  • 16 August 2017
An authentic quote from Lincoln has attracted renewed attention, along with some commentary that oversimplifies...
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What Is Presidents Day?
  • 17 February 2003
What are we celebrating on the holiday known as 'Presidents Day'? Is it really a...
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Donald Trump: ‘Abraham Lincoln Was a Dishonest Traitor’
  • 20 July 2016
An audio clip of Donald Trump calling Abraham Lincoln a dishonest traitor is a fabricated...
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Abraham Lincoln Didn’t Quit
  • 12 July 2000
Abraham Lincoln wasn't a quitter, but he also didn't quite experience a steady stream of...
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