Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fact of the Day: President's Hat

Even though he was defeated by Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election, Stephen A Douglas did attend his inauguration. Before giving a speech Lincoln took off his hat, but had no place to put it. Douglas offered to hold it and remarked "If I can't be the President, at least I can hold his hat.".

16 comments:

  1. Haha, how funny!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  2. Wow that is really interesting ;)

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  3. That is a funny remark! At least he was gracious about the whole thing.

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  4. Now there's a man with a self-deprecating sense of humour!

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  5. At least he wasn't a sore loser. I wish the same could be said about some of our modern-day politicians :)

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  6. haha a politician with a sense of humor, they actually make those any more

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  7. So elegant this attitude. It says a lot of this man.Kisses:)

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  8. What a funny detail, thanks for sharing! Thank you for your supporting comment on my blog!

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    E from Helsinki
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  9. At least he was a good sport about it! And who wouldn't want to hold that hat!?

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  10. That is such a cute anecdote. I love it.

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  11. that's what you call a good sport! :)

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