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"Real Fact" #296

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln grew a beard at the suggestion of an 11-year-old girl.

Presented By: 

David Garibaldi

Abe Lincoln has one of the most recognizable silhouettes in history, thanks to the advice of an 11-year-old girl. Watch how her suggestion shaped the (literal) face of the nation!

The painter's baton.

Another day, another Abe.

Real Fact #296 Presented by David Garibaldi

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