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'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Useless Trivia

Here's some information that will change your life.  Or not.  Remember the name Robert Lincoln?  He was the only son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to reach adulthood.  That may not be particularly remarkable, but this is:
Robert Lincoln was coincidentally either present or nearby when three presidential assassinations occurred.

● At President James A. Garfield's invitation, Lincoln was at the Sixth Street Train Station in Washington, D.C., where the President was shot by Charles J. Guiteau on July 2, 1881, and was an eyewitness to the event. Lincoln was serving as Garfield's Secretary of War at the time.

● At President William McKinley's invitation, Lincoln was at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, where the President was shot by Leon F. Czolgosz on September 6, 1901, though he was not an eyewitness to the event.

● Lincoln was not present at his father's assassination. But, he was nearby and arrived at Ford's Theater shortly after his father was shot. [source]
He's what you call, without doubt, an eyewitness to history.