Latest Lincoln Was Stories

2012-02-13 08:00:00

Attorney Howard L. Huntington of Williams Montgomery & John educates northern Indiana´s Merrillville Intermediate School fifth graders on Abraham Lincoln Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Attorney Howard L. Huntington presented the Indiana State Bar Association´s statewide “Why Lincoln Was a Lawyer” program to about ninety 5th grade students of Teacher Victoria Baldwin at Merrillville Intermediate School on Feb. 10, 2012. The students learned about...

2009-03-11 16:00:00

The discovery of an inscription on a gold watch owned by Abraham Lincoln was revealed on Tuesday by the National Museum of American History. The inscription bears a message marking the start of the U.S. Civil War that the president never knew about. Watchmaker Jonathan Dillon was the one who engraved the watch, which reads "Fort Sumpter was attacked by the rebels" and "thank God we have a government." The museum agreed to open the watch to find out if the message was really there...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'