Monday, November 19, 2012

Today is...The 194th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863 Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery.

The Gettysburg Address was only 10 sentences.

It took Lincoln only two or three minutes to give the speech.

Edward Everett, a former governor of Massachusetts and Secretary of State, spoke for 2 hours prior to Lincoln's speech.

There are five known copies of the Gettysburg Address, two written at the time of the address and three written later by Lincoln for charity purposes.

Lincoln was diagnosed with a mild case of small pox right after returning from Gettysburg.

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