1809: The Year of Abraham Lincoln’s Birth

Lincoln's Birthplace shrine in Kentucky

Lincoln's Birthplace shrine in Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809.  Do you know what other things took place in that year?
 
 
Born:
 
 
 
Charles Darwin (on the same day as Lincoln)
Edgar Allan Poe
Felix Mendelssohn
Cyrus McCormick
Afred Tennyson
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Kit Carson
Hannibal Hamlin (Lincoln’s future vice-president)
 
 
 
Died:
 
 
 
Joseph Haydn
Thomas Paine (Lincoln would later come to admire him)
Meriwether Lewis
 
 
 
Events:
 
 
 
The fable of ‘George Washington & the cherry tree’ published in the book: The Life of Washington by Mason Weems (one of the books Lincoln would read as a young man)
Illinois Territory created
Napoleon I was excommunicated by the Pope
Mary Kies became the first American woman to be awarded a patent
James Madison became President of the United States
Robert Fulton patented the steamboat
The Supreme Court ruled that the federal government was greater than any state
Wearing masks at balls was forbidden in Boston, Massachusetts 
Famous individuals living in 1809:
 
 
Daniel Boone
David Crockett
Andrew Jackson
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
Ludwig van Beethoven
Tecumseh
Winfield Scott
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Marquis de Lafayette
George Rogers Clark
Rober E. Lee
 
 
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