Happy 204th Birthday, Abraham Lincoln!
In honor of Mr. Lincoln’s birthday, here are three things you might not know about our 16th President:
- He had a Confederate five-dollar bill in his pocket the night he was assassinated.
- He was the first President to sport a beard while serving in office.
- He often stored items in his stovepipe hat, including notes, letters, money, and even government bills.
PS: If you like the print of Abraham Lincoln wearing a Michael Jordan jersey as much as we do, you can buy it here!
Obama Portrait Presented To Chicago Public Library
From Crain’s Chicago Business:
A caricature of President Barack Obama was presented to the Chicago Public Library on Tuesday as part of the city’s celebration that his political roots began here. Along with featuring Mr. Obama, it showcases his connections to his work on the South Side before he entered politics.
Library Commissioner Brian Bannon and artist Steve Musgrave presented the portrait at the West Pullman Branch.