Today is Abraham Lincoln's Birthday!
"In the course of my law reading I constantly came upon the word demonstrate.
I thought at first that I understood its meaning, but soon became satisfied
that I did not. . . .I consulted all the dictionaries and works of reference
I could find. . . . .At last I said, 'Lincoln, you can never make a lawyer
if you do not understand what demonstrate means.' and I left my
situation in Springfield, went home to my father's house and stayed there
till I could give any proposition in the six books of Euclid at sight.
I then found out what demonstrate means and went back to my
law studies." A. Lincoln
Born: February 12, 1809
in Hardin County, Kentucky
Died: April 15, 1865
in Washington, DC