Honest Abe is mostly remembered in history as the Great Emancipator, but did you know he was also an accomplished wrestler? How about the fact, that the evening he was shot and killed at Ford’s Theatre, was the same day he had signed legislation creating the U.S Secret Service?
Even Kevin Bacon would be surprised to learn, that there were less than six degrees of separation between Lincoln’s assassin and his son.
A couple of months before John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln, his son Robert Todd Lincoln fell into the open space between the platform and a moving train in Jersey City. Only to be saved by none other than the famous actor Edwin Booth.
Yup you guessed it, John a.ka the assassin’s brother. For more interesting facts about Abe read more here —-> 10 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln