1. Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom.
2. Lincoln created the Secret Service hours before his assassination.
3. He practiced law without a degree. Lincoln had about 18 months of formal schooling.
4. He wanted women to have the vote in 1836.
5. He didn’t have a middle name.
6. He hated being called Abe. Apparently, he preferred being called by his last name.
7. Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
8. He was the first president born outside of the 13 original states.
9. Lincoln was the first president to use the telegraph.
10. He was the first president with a beard.