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What Happened on October 15, 1860

Historical Events


USAAbraham Lincoln Grows a Beard

11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln telling him to grow a beard

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Abraham Lincoln left, before he received the letter from Grace Bedell, and right, shortly before he met her in 1861
Abraham Lincoln left, before he received the letter from Grace Bedell, and right, shortly before he met her in 1861
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1860 Highlights

About October 15, 1860

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra