Brian Todd reports on a newly discovered report from the first doctor at the scene after President Lincoln was shot.
A newly discovered account of the shooting of Abraham Lincoln, and his death the next morning, gives a vivid and moving picture of the calamity. Dr. Charles Leale was in the audience at Ford's Theater when Abraham Lincoln was shot, and was the first to attempt to treat the stricken president.
To paraphrase "The Social Network," if Abraham Lincoln had invented Facebook, he would have invented Facebook.
Tech expert Jamie Turner says sites like Tagged could challenge Facebook's status as king of all social media.
The Illinois primary should be a Republican Party homecoming. After all, this is the Land of Lincoln, home state of the first Republican president.
With its early colonial portraits, depictions of grand historical battles, transcendentalist landscapes and intimate, turn-of-the-century paintings of the elite classes, the collection of American art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York ranks as one of the finest in the world.
If you've ever looked closely at a newly minted penny, you've probably been struck by its sheer beauty. Abraham Lincoln's bearded, chiseled, copper face shines forth beneath the proclamation of "In God We Trust" and beside the quintessential American motto, "Liberty."
Lt. Timothy Breen flies missions close to Iranian air space almost every day in his U.S. Navy F-18 Hornet, often encountering Iranian military aircraft over the strategic waters of the Strait of Hormuz.
National tests results show fewer than one-quarter of students are proficient in U.S. history.
If there's a student anywhere who would be able to answer a trivia question about President Abraham Lincoln, it would be on the marble steps of his memorial in the nation's capital.
The battle between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans over raising the debt ceiling has escalated into more than a fight over the budget and taxes. It has become a battle over who speaks for the American dream -- those who want the wealthy to pay a greater share of the nation's taxes or those who want to cut entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare.
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One-hundred-fifty years ago Tuesday, Confederate batteries opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. Thirty-four hours later the siege ended with the surrender of the fort. Major Robert Anderson, a Kentuckian -- and the Federal commander of the fort -- reported no deaths from the bombardment.
Everybody has to start somewhere. That includes all of the celebrities, billionaires, executives and CEOs of the world -- even U.S. presidents.
Since the late 1940s, it has been an American custom for pollsters and publications to release a ranking of U.S. presidents.
So there is Abraham Lincoln -- Henry Fonda, actually, in a stovepipe hat -- walking toward the horizon as the gorgeous strains of an orchestra swell up behind him. Soon the orchestra is joined by a choir, the strings and the voices blending into a beautiful, almost ethereal, rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Thunder crackles in the cinematic sky.
Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.
It figures it would take the Udall family to bring a touch of good-naturedness to the center of American government and politics -- the U.S. Congress.
One American president's legitimacy was questioned because he was accused of wearing women's underwear.
Researchers discover that a document, untouched in a vault for more than 40 years, was actually penned by Honest Abe. KOVR reports.
Researchers have made an unexpected discovery among the items a member of the Donner Party kept in a carpetbag on the group's ill-fated journey to California: a military document with Abraham Lincoln's handwriting on it.
Newt Gingrich called President Obama "the most radical president in American history" at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference last week.
In the past year, Seth Grahame-Smith has gone from writing on nights and weekends, hoping his books break even, to becoming a best-selling author with two movies in the works.
Folklore says that George Washington was known for never telling a lie.
Tuesday's Democratic meltdown in Massachusetts not only wreaks havoc with the president's health care legislation; it jeopardizes the legacy of a leader who barely two months ago was summoning up links to the ghosts of great presidents past.
Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Planning a road trip is hardly nuclear science, but perhaps the professor had learned that a well-chosen overnight stop can yield treasured memories.
Lounging in his giant conference room in an otherwise bland office suite near Long Island's Nassau Coliseum, Lewis Ranieri cultivates the image of a worldly philosopher. The 62-year-old financier prides himself on being a big thinker who conjures elegant solutions to epic problems.
Less than a month before the Civil War's start, a newly inaugurated President Lincoln took time from his frantic schedule to write to an Illinois boy whose classmates didn't believe he'd met the president.
Can you "graph the solution set of a linear inequality in two variables on the coordinate plane?"
We're in the throes of summer vacation season, but at least one American is still on the job. While it's rumored that President Obama will follow in the footsteps of President Clinton and vacation on Martha's Vineyard, he hasn't had a chance to break out his Bermuda shorts just yet. When Obama does take off, though, he'll join in the grand tradition of presidential vacations, like these notable ones:
Perhaps your history teachers failed to alert you to these Civil War facts: Jefferson Davis nearly got mugged by an angry female mob; Abraham Lincoln loved the Confederate anthem "Dixie," and Paul Revere was a Civil War casualty.
Few items are more highly prized among collectors of historical artifacts than a handwritten letter from President Lincoln.
An objective, partially superficial analysis of women's magazines has led me to form the following conclusions on behalf of women:
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Less than two minutes into his Public Schools Athletic League semifinal, Lance Stephenson, the leading scorer in New York schoolboy history, pilfers a cross-court pass and pushes the ball up the middle. Inside a stuffy Carnesecca Arena, the one they call "Born Ready" looks back at a defender and gauges his lead. No Boys & Girls High player can catch him. His Abraham Lincoln High teammates stop near half court and watch. Approaching the rim, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound wunderkind wags his tongue and elevates for a thundering right-handed dunk.
An expert on Lincoln photography thinks a photograph found in Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's family-owned album showing President Abraham Lincoln in front of the White House could be one of the last photos taken of the 16th president before he was assassinated in 1865.
Keya Morgan, an expert on Lincoln photography, says a recently found photograph may be one of his last photos taken.
A long-hidden message has been discovered inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch, the Smithsonian's Museum of American History announced Tuesday.
It's been 145 years since Abraham Lincoln appeared on a ballot, but admiration for the man who saved the union and sparked the end of slavery is as strong as ever, according to a new survey.
One can only imagine the sights this hat has seen. Perched atop a man who towered over his peers at 6 foot 4 inches, this hat must have had quite a view.
Photojournalist Bethany Swain takes us inside the new Lincoln exhibit at the Smithsonian with curator Harry Rubenstein.
For five generations, the Meserve/Kunhardt family has been the collector and custodian of some of the most valuable photographs and memorabilia of Abraham Lincoln.
They are big shoes to fill by any standard, political or historical.
Two hundred years after his birth in a log cabin in Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln continues to fascinate.
President Obama is taking a trip back home to Illinois on Thursday to pay tribute to the nation's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, on the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Few relationships in American history have been more remarkable than that between President Abraham Lincoln and black abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass.
CNN's Don Lemon reports from the Lincoln Memorial as the country celebrates the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.
From Capitol Hill to Springfield, Illinois, President Obama and Congress paid tribute Thursday to Abraham Lincoln on the bicentennial of his birth.
Many people around the world consider Abraham Lincoln to be one of the most eloquent leaders of all time. Challenge your students to learn more about Abraham Lincoln by examining his words.
The Library of Congress marks 200 years since the birth of Abraham Lincoln on Thursday by opening a special exhibit featuring his handwritten speeches and artifacts, including the Bible used last month by President Obama during his swearing-in.
Barack Obama, who shot from obscurity to fame based on a single speech and then captured the White House in a campaign marked by soaring rhetoric, delivered a restrained, sober inaugural address Tuesday.
Call it an Abraham Lincoln obsession gripping political junkies and history buffs everywhere.
CNN's Carol Costello looks at the current buzz surrounding Abraham Lincoln.
President-elect Barack Obama, who in 10 days will be sworn in using the Bible of his political hero Abraham Lincoln, visited the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Saturday night with his family.
President-elect Barack Obama and his family visit the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.
Much has been made of Barack Obama's interest in "Team of Rivals," Doris Kearns Goodwin's best-selling book on President Lincoln and his cabinet.
Illinois state politics read more like a script from "The Sopranos" than a page out of the history books.
The similarities are eerily similar.
As the economy continues to look grim, the word "bankruptcy" is on the tips of more and more tongues. While being unable to pay one's creditors is never a good situation for a company or an individual, it may not be the financial kiss of death that you might think. (Just ask Donald Trump, whose casinos have gone bankrupt twice.)
For the first time in 50 years, the penny is getting redesigned, with four versions coming next year to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, the U.S. Mint announced Monday.
Obama says he wants to hire a Team of Rivals for his Cabinet. He should start by keeping Robert Gates
A rare Lincoln manuscript sold for $3.4 million on Thursday at Sotheby's auction house. The 1864 letter in which Abraham Lincoln replies to the abolitionist pleas of 195 young boys and girls was bought by a private American collector over the phone.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday began circulating a redesigned $5 bill. The first transaction was at a gift shop near President Lincoln's summer cottage overlooking Washington.
Michael Lambert, an assistant director of the Federal Reserve, introduces the redesigned $5 bill.
Americans will soon see a redesigned $5 bill that the U.S. Treasury began circulating Thursday. The first transaction was at a gift shop near President Lincoln's summer cottage overlooking Washington.
Hillary Clinton and John McCain are arguing that Barack Obama is too green for the job. But history shows that when it comes to the presidency, experience doesn't guarantee success
President Lincoln's cottage opens to the public on President's Day.
The fully restored former refuge of President Abraham Lincoln was brought back into public view Monday during a Presidents Day ceremony.
Jeremy Batstone of Charles Stanley on why the dollar keeps on falling.
A penny for your thoughts will have extra meaning in 2009 - the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Lincoln penny.
Honest Abe will become Colorful Abe with splashes of purple and gray livening up the $5 bill.
Abraham Lincoln is often credited with saying, "It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." Whether it was Lincoln or some other sage who first uttered the maxim, it holds as true for mutual funds as it does for people. So while investors and financial advisors often seek out funds and managers with outstanding long-term records, it's worth keeping an eye on new offerings as well - and there are many to track. Financial firms have introduced more than 100 new funds so far this year, and about 500 in each of the past two years, according to research firm Morningstar.
The idea of an 800 number was fairly new 26 years ago when the Turkey Talk-Line started, yet 11,000 people called. At the time there were only seven phone representatives.
At the 1860 Republican National Convention, a lawyer with only a single term in Congress to his political credit beat three seasoned politicians for the nomination. Once Abraham Lincoln won the pre...
The penny is now shining brighter than ever as recent increases in the cost of copper and zinc continue to push up its actual value, but that's not necessarily good news for the United States Mint, according to a report published Monday.
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is one of those historic events about which Americans believe they know a great deal. Yet a great deal of what most Americans "know" is wrong.
Abraham Lincoln, the first and greatest Republican president, and the man who held this nation together during its bloodiest and darkest hours, would not be tough enough to survive in 2005 on Wall Street.
It is April 1865. Lee has surrendered to Grant at Appomattox. The Confederate government has fled Richmond. The Civil War is all but over, and all of Washington seems to have gone crazy in celebration. Even President Lincoln is in a jolly mood, attending the theater with his wife.
Remember the McDonald's "French fry" shaped like Abraham Lincoln -- the prop for those humorous ads the restaurant chain ran recently?
Fast-food king McDonald's ran a jokey commercial on the Super Bowl about a french fry shaped like Abraham Lincoln. Now someone is apparently bidding $50,200 for the "Honest Abe" fry.
His public countenance is the indisputable part of Abraham Lincoln's legacy.
It's not something you see in John Ford movies, but in the 1800s it was common for men -- frontier-taming, campfire-building, heterosexual men--to share a bed.
Years ago, before I began writing a column, one of the nation's great columnists gave me some wise advice.
U.S. presidents have guided us to wartime victory and plunged us into economic depression. All of their triumphs and failures can teach us a thing or two about our own careers.
Say campaign to a computer-game addict, and he's more likely to think Alien vs. Predator than Kerry vs. Bush.
Given the world's fondness for conspiracies nowadays, it is easy to overlook a real conspiracy. Even one that resulted in the death of a president.
How could investors fail to notice a company that once employed Abraham Lincoln--once owned such classic names as A.C. Nielsen, Thomas Cook, and R.H. Donnelley--and is now growing earnings at bette...
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