On February 12 of each year, the U.S. celebrates the birthday of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln, also referred to as Honest Abe and the Great Emancipator, is most remembered for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that ended slavery, for his Gettysburg Address and for being the first U.S. President to be assassinated.
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Lincoln’s Birthday is only a public holiday with government office, school and business closures in Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey and New York.
Sources: timeanddate.com, history.com