Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln thought secession from the Union was illegal and was willing to use force to defend the Federal law and the Union. Abraham Lincoln helped build the Republican Party into a strong national organization. On January 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves within the Confederacy. He delivered his “Gettysburg Address” on November 19, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and died in office on April 15th, 1841.
Louisa Adams' Birthday
Louisa Johnson Adams was born on February 12, 1775, in London, England. Louisa Adams was the daughter of an American diplomat and spent her early life abroad. She was the only foreign born First Lady. Louisa Adams was a gracious hostess, but preferred quiet evenings reading and playing her harp.
Savannah, Georgia, was founded on February 12, 1733, by James Oglethorpe and a group of English colonists. Oglethorpe's goal was to resettle those in debtors' prisons in the New World. They set sail for the New World on November 17, 1732 and settled at the present-day Savannah.