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07-16-2022, 10:11 PM
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Apparently Paul Newman wrote his memoirs due to be published later this year. The Hustler, yes, great film. Better than Cool Hand Luke? mmm, maybe both equally great.

https://www.npr.org/2008/09/29/95167311/...negie-hall

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07-17-2022, 10:20 AM
Post: #3962
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(07-16-2022 10:11 PM)AussieMick Wrote:  Apparently Paul Newman wrote his memoirs due to be published later this year. The Hustler, yes, great film. Better than Cool Hand Luke? mmm, maybe both equally great.

https://www.npr.org/2008/09/29/95167311/...negie-hall

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07-18-2022, 08:22 AM
Post: #3963
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Which of Lincoln's relative's tombstone was taken from Fort Knox but later recovered?
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07-18-2022, 09:44 AM
Post: #3964
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Bathsheba Lincoln?
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07-18-2022, 10:22 AM
Post: #3965
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Correct!! Great job!
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09-16-2022, 03:41 AM
Post: #3966
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No googling, please.

A person who has been mentioned often on this forum described Abraham Lincoln's education as "defective." Who was this person?
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09-16-2022, 08:59 AM
Post: #3967
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Roger,

The only person I know who said that was Lincoln himself in one of his autobiographies.

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09-16-2022, 11:39 AM
Post: #3968
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Yes, Rob. Good memory!

Lincoln wrote this in his first autobiography. It was very brief and written for the Dictionary of Congress in 1858.

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Born, February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky.
Education defective.
Profession, a lawyer.
Have been a captain of volunteers in Black Hawk war.
Postmaster at a very small office.
Four times a member of the Illinois legislature, and was a member of the lower house of Congress.
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10-04-2022, 01:52 PM
Post: #3969
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Let's see if anyone can answer either or both of these questions without googling, books, Internet, or any other source other than your own knowledge.

The strongest recorded United States' earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains occurred during Abraham Lincoln's lifetime.

How old was Abraham Lincoln when they took place?

Where were these earthquakes located?
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10-04-2022, 03:21 PM (This post was last modified: 10-04-2022 07:07 PM by Gene C.)
Post: #3970
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Abraham was around 2 or 3 years old.
New Madrid Earthquake @ southeast Missouri

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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10-05-2022, 04:03 AM
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Brilliant, Gene! For folks not familiar with the New Madrid earthquakes please go here:

https://www.usgs.gov/programs/earthquake...ismic-zone
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11-30-2022, 04:18 PM (This post was last modified: 11-30-2022 04:33 PM by AussieMick.)
Post: #3972
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Two questions

Why does this photograph (you'll need to right click on it to enlarge) relate to Abe?

If I said the month April would that help to identify 2 people?

   

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12-01-2022, 05:05 AM
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I think it's the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish civil war, but that is all I know.
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12-01-2022, 05:26 AM (This post was last modified: 12-01-2022 05:30 AM by AussieMick.)
Post: #3974
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Yes, Roger, well done. The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish civil war.

The identities of 2 people ... yes a bit tricky. They are not US citizens, nor Spanish. Not members of the Brigade.

I gave a (small) clue with "April". If I said 13 o'clock, that may also help.

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12-01-2022, 03:26 PM
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Yes, Ernest Hemingway was a writer and was in the Spanish Civil War. But he was from the US.

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