Today the 12th of February 2009, we are celebrating the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln! Even though it is not a US federal holiday, it is a legally recognized holiday in several of the states including Lincoln’s home state of Illinois. Many other states have combined Lincoln’s birthday with that of Washington’s to create Presidents’ Day which falls on the federally recognized holiday of the first president’s birthday to be recognized this coming Monday.
Lincoln’ Birthday at Wikipedia.
Abraham Lincoln Biography at Wikipedia
Biography of Abraham Lincoln at the White House site
Here are 2 sites dedicated to the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth you should look at!!!
A Lincoln Portrait