The U.S. Civil War had a Balloon Corps established by Abraham Lincoln.
Robert Todd Lincoln, first son of Abraham Lincoln, was present or nearby the assassinations of his father, James Garfield, and William McKinley.
Poisoned milk killed Abraham Lincoln's mother when he was 9 years old.
Lincoln's cat ate at the White House dinner table.
Lincoln's favorite food was fruit, oysters and also chicken casserole.
Lincoln's assassin was a famous actor and Lincoln himself was a fan of him.
Lincoln was the first major leader in the U.S. to feel that women should be allowed to vote.
In 1876, a gang of Chicago counterfeiters attempted to steal Abraham Lincoln's body from his tomb and request a US$200,000 ransom.
Lincoln was the first president born outside of the 13 original states.
He lost in his first bid for a presidential ticket. The unknown Abraham Lincoln was an unsuccessful vice presidential candidate in 1856 at the Republican convention.