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LONG-LOST LINCOLN LETTER UP FOR SALE

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A once lost letter written by Abraham Lincoln responding to accusations of getting
in the way of a corruption investigation, is worth more than $80,000 – and it is now
for sale. The letter was one of several that were left in an abandoned house and
lost for many years. It is dated Feb. 12, 1864 and was addressed to Secretary of
the Treasury Salmon Chase, who Lincoln believed was behind “all the mischief”
in an accusation that the nation’s 16th president was thwarting a congressional investigation of corruption.   

Nathan Raab, the principal at The Raab Collection said…“This is a remarkable
find, we have no doubt it will find an appreciative new home.”

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Abraham Lincoln, 1864.

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SEX SYMBOL BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1933

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Jayne Mansfield (Vera Jayne Palmer) (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967)

Actress and singer Jayne Mansfield appeared on Broadway in Will Success Spoil
Rock
Hunter? in 1955. Her numerous Hollywood credits include The Girl Can’t
Help It
(1956), and The Wayward Bus (1957).

As a child, Jayne was a talented pianist and violinist who often gave impromptu
concerts in her family’s driveway. She died at the age of only thirty-four in an
automobile accident.

 

 

Jayne Mansfield's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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FIRST BOSTON MARATHON ON THIS DAY IN 1897

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John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with
a time of 2:55:10.

The Boston Marathon was the brainchild of Boston Athletic Association member
and inaugural U.S. Olympic team manager John Graham, who was inspired by
the marathon at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. Fifteen
runners started the race but only 10 made it to the finish line.


John J. "J.J." McDermott was born
in Ireland  in 1871 or 1872. He was
a lithographer by trade.

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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Convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh is escorted from the Noble
County Courthouse in Perry, Okla., April 21, 1995.


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Great Men Needed to Save America; Yukon Jack, Veterans Today: Could not agree more with that statement, but the argument is over-simplified.

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It was on this day in 1993.

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Grace Kelly and her husband, Prince Rainier.

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Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982)

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