History UsefulNotes / AbrahamLincoln

24th Sep '16 4:23:21 PM nombretomado
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* A clone of Abraham Lincoln is the main protagonist of ''CloneHigh''. Due to the circumstances of the series, he's best friends with Gandhi and Joan of Arc and dates Cleopatra.

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* A clone of Abraham Lincoln is the main protagonist of ''CloneHigh''.''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''. Due to the circumstances of the series, he's best friends with Gandhi and Joan of Arc and dates Cleopatra.
22nd Sep '16 9:31:10 PM nombretomado
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* A major character, and a surprisingly sympathetic one, in the outrageously racist 1915 film ''Film/BirthOfANation''.

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* A major character, and a surprisingly sympathetic one, in the outrageously racist 1915 film ''Film/BirthOfANation''.''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''.
16th Sep '16 3:40:41 AM Milarqui
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** In "The Color Yellow" he appeared to help an escaped black slave [[spoiler:who was a direct descendant of the Simpsons]] escape to Canada, he eventually named his son after him who's name was passed on to [[spoiler:Abe "Grampa" Simpson.]]

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** In "The Color Yellow" he appeared to help an escaped black slave [[spoiler:who was a direct descendant ancestor of the Simpsons]] escape to Canada, he eventually named his son after him who's name was passed on to [[spoiler:Abe "Grampa" Simpson.]]
7th Sep '16 12:37:26 PM StevieC
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Lincoln was also the other kind of inventor, also held a patent for a device intended to help boats navigate shallows. He was also a licensed bartender and co-owned a pub for a while before entering politics. Thus when Lincoln quipped that he wished he could serve all his generals what his skilled General UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant was drinking, he was in a position where he could have done that legally and ''literally''.

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Lincoln was also the other kind of inventor, also held a patent for a device intended to help boats navigate shallows.shallows, making him the only President in American history ever to have held a patent. He was also a licensed bartender and co-owned a pub for a while before entering politics. Thus when Lincoln quipped that he wished he could serve all his generals what his skilled General UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant was drinking, he was in a position where he could have done that legally and ''literally''.
5th Sep '16 5:39:42 PM TotemicHero
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[[RuleOfThree Also Also Fact]]: Abraham Lincoln, 140 years before its first usage by TheUndertaker, frickin' '''invented the chokeslam'''. During his youth as a "wrassler", one of Lincoln's opponents made the mistake of stomping on Lincoln's instep with the heel of his boot. As recounted by noted Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg, "This exasperated Lincoln so that he lost his temper, lifted Armstrong up by the throat and off the ground, shook him like a rag, and then slammed him to a hard fall, flat on his back."[[note]]Another account of the match can be read [[http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln48.html here]].[[/note]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship Both men would become good friends.]] Lincoln was inducted into the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame for this feat (and not out of irony or as an honorary member; he was genuinely inducted).

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[[RuleOfThree Also Also Fact]]: Abraham Lincoln, 140 years before its first usage by TheUndertaker, Wrestling/TheUndertaker, frickin' '''invented the chokeslam'''. During his youth as a "wrassler", one of Lincoln's opponents made the mistake of stomping on Lincoln's instep with the heel of his boot. As recounted by noted Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg, "This exasperated Lincoln so that he lost his temper, lifted Armstrong up by the throat and off the ground, shook him like a rag, and then slammed him to a hard fall, flat on his back."[[note]]Another account of the match can be read [[http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln48.html here]].[[/note]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship Both men would become good friends.]] Lincoln was inducted into the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame for this feat (and not out of irony or as an honorary member; he was genuinely inducted).
21st Aug '16 11:57:31 AM nombretomado
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* A TwistEnding in an issue of {{EC Comics}}' ''Weird Fantasy'' describes an AlternateHistory where the assassination of Lincoln failed, and he ended up leading America to a [[AmericaTakesOverTheWorld world takeover,]] which turns the world into a utopia of equality and prosperity, with Lincoln having a Jesus-like cult centuries after his death.

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* A TwistEnding in an issue of {{EC Creator/{{EC Comics}}' ''Weird Fantasy'' describes an AlternateHistory where the assassination of Lincoln failed, and he ended up leading America to a [[AmericaTakesOverTheWorld world takeover,]] which turns the world into a utopia of equality and prosperity, with Lincoln having a Jesus-like cult centuries after his death.
15th Aug '16 8:11:34 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Uhm, ''Film/{{Lincoln}}'', of course, where the focus is on his guiding of the political forces in America to end the Civil War and pass the 13th Amendment, thereby abolishing slavery.
15th Aug '16 8:02:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Naturally, he is the "Abraham" from Dick Holler's 1962 song "Abraham, Martin, and John".
9th Aug '16 3:59:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DecadesOfDarkness'', Lincoln's family moved from Kentucky to New England soon after his birth, and he eventually becomes President of the Republic of New England, though the fact he is limited to a single four-year term means he doesn't achieve all he wanted in office. In an AllohistoricalAllusion, while he is in power, the rump United States is governed by President Jefferson Davis, and the two men are rivals. However, when Davis is assassinated, [[AntagonistInMourning Lincoln attends his funeral]].

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* In ''DecadesOfDarkness'', ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'', Lincoln's family moved from Kentucky to New England soon after his birth, and he eventually becomes President of the Republic of New England, though the fact he is limited to a single four-year term means he doesn't achieve all he wanted in office. In an AllohistoricalAllusion, while he is in power, the rump United States is governed by President Jefferson Davis, and the two men are rivals. However, when Davis is assassinated, [[AntagonistInMourning Lincoln attends his funeral]].
7th Aug '16 6:32:53 PM nombretomado
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* Lincoln is a badass CursedWithAwesome [[strike:Zombie]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Harrowed]] {{MIB}} in ''{{Deadlands}}''.

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* Lincoln is a badass CursedWithAwesome [[strike:Zombie]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Harrowed]] {{MIB}} in ''{{Deadlands}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}''.
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