Abraham Lincoln, America’s 16th president, was born on February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. He was elected twice to office and was president from 1861 to 1865. He was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday, April 14, 1865.
His birthday was declared a national holiday in 1892.
Learn more about the man at http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/abrahamlincoln.