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15th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1452 Leonardo da Vinci (artist, inventor, visionary) 

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Died:

1865 Abraham Lincoln (US President, Civil War)

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On This Day:

1983 Tokyo Disneyland opens

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12th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1809 Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the USA)

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Died:

2000 Charles Shulz (cartoonist – Peanuts, Charlie Brown)

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On This Day:

1818 Chile gains independence (from Spain)

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30th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1975 Andy Farrell (England rugby union and league player)

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Died:

1431 Joan of Arc (burned at the stake)

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On This Day:

1922 Lincoln Memorial dedicated

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14th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1961 Robert Carlyle (actor – The Full Monty)

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Died:

1995 Brian Coffey (Irish poet)

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On This Day:

1865 Abraham Lincoln is shot (by John Wilkes Booth)

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26th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1980 Channing Tatum (actor)

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Died:

1865 John Wilkes Booth (assassin – Abraham Lincoln)

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On This Day:

1986 World’s worst nuclear disaster when 4th reactor at Chernobyl explodes, killing 31 and spreading contamination in various degrees to much of Western Europe.

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14th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1904 John Gielgud (actor & director)

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Died:

1759 George Frideric Handel (composer)

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On This Day:

1865 Abraham Lincoln is shot

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Abraham Lincoln

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Today marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Some may question why I, as a naturalised Brit with a South African upbringing, think I can comment on this iconic figure in US history.

However, Abraham Lincoln is so much more than an American president. His humble roots, his legendary oratory skill and most importantly his statesmanship are a lesson to us all. His contribution to the freedom of man is well documented, and he led the “winners” in a civil war that was both bloody and tragic.

It is his understanding and commitment to conciliation and rebuilding that, for me, stand out and put him “up there” as a true hero of mankind. How easy it would have been for him to work towards the complete destruction of his enemies in the South.

But even before the American Civil War was completely won, Lincoln is quoted as saying this to the South,

“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in: to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan.”

A man with vision, a man who saw the need to rebuild the nation, bring together her people and move forward. One cannot help but draw a comparison with Nelson Mandela – a man who was above revenge and settling scores, putting his people and his nation before all else.

RIP Abraham Lincoln – statesman and national leader extraordinaire.

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