On April 10, 1862, President Lincoln procliamed a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving: “It has pleased Almighty God to vouchsafe signal victories...recommends to the people of the U.S. that at their worship notice of this proclamation shall render thanks to our Heavenly Father for these...blessings, that...implore spiritual consolation in behalf of all...and...reverently invoke the Divine Guidance for our national counsels,...restoration of peace, harmony, and unity throughout our borders.”
Mar. 10, 1849, Abraham Lincoln applies for patent for a device to lift boats over shoals, an invention which was never manufactured. However, a patent was eventually issued, making him the only U.S. president to hold a patent
tragic headline - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Abraham_LincolnThe assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close.