Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln makes two appearances in Rutherfurd's New York. The first is in the 'Lincoln' chapter, which gives a detailed description of his famous speech at the Cooper Institute (Cooper Union) the year before the Civil War. The second is an account of his Gettysburg Address, in the 'Moonlight Sonata' chapter.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The first Armistice Day observances, which included a two minute silence, were held in London at Buckingham Palace on the eleventh day of November 1919, exactly a year after the last day of World War I. That same day, in America, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation commemorating the day as Armistice Day. In Britain, Canada and many other places, this date is now called Remembrance Day; in the US Veterans Day.




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