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?
October, derived from the Latin Octo, which means eight, was actually the eighth month of the year in the original Roman calendar of ten months. It wasn’t until the Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in the first century BC that January and February were added. The Julian calendar remained the predominant calendar in Europe through the sixteenth century, until it was amended to the Gregorian calendar we still use today.




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