# CDXLV…Historical Excerpt…

As most of today’s generation is unaware, February 12th is a date that has never been covered (as made evident by the following excerpt) but, as you’re about to witness, due to its proximity to our first President’s birthday has largely become…

# xxi…The Overshadowed…

The cryptic title is due largely due to the fact that, when I was growing up, we were taught it was a holiday, but as a society of commercialism, we have forgotten today’s birthday celebrator; late 16th President, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).  Without his birth on this date, February 12th, we may be living in a totally different, less “free” society.  The actions of his Presidency and the significance of his birth are now overshadowed by the ambiguous “President’s Day”, usually celebrated the week after.

Now, I’m not one to start controversy but, isn’t it weird that the President that gave a lot of people the ability to speak their minds is now just put on the back burner?  I just wondered where our priorities lie in this day and age…it just boggles the mind!

Also celebrating today are; renowned theorist Charles Darwin (1809-1882), “Bonanza” and “Battlestar: Galactica” star Lorne Greene (1915-1987), late veteran actor Forrest Tucker (from “F Troop”) {1919-1986}, late catcher-turned-broadcaster Joe Garagiola, Sr. (1926-2016), late The Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek (my brother’s favorite group and one of my Top 25) {1939-2013}, veteran actor Michael Ironside (1950) and former Doobie Brothers’ singer Michael McDonald was born in 1952.

“Growing Pains” actress Joanna Kerns (1953), comedian/talk show host Arsenio Hall (1956), former San Jose Sharks’/Quebec Nordiques’ star Owen Nolan (1972), sultry actress Christina Ricci (1980) and {former} Washington Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III was born in 1990.

Enjoy your freedoms, America…for without Abraham Lincoln, you may not have them…

/,,,/ ROCK ON ABE \,,,\

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