ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
February 12, 1909
The First Stone of the Lincoln Memorial
is Put In Place
On this day in 1909, the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put in place. It was dedicated on May 30,
Lincoln's only surviving child, Robert Todd Lincoln, was present at the dedication.
February 12, 1809
Abraham Lincoln is Born
On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks in a
one-room log cabin.
Abraham Lincoln is considered by many as the best president the United States has ever had holding the country
together during a bloody Civil War which took over 600,000 lives in four years.