Talk:Lincoln's Birthday

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Darwin[edit]

I removed the Darwin material, it has little to do with Abraham Lincoln or the holiday. If someone wants to add it to the Darwin Day information that would seem more appropriate. Don't know the right terms for wikipedia in general, but it doesn't seem very encyclopedic. ColinBlair 05:22, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

I deleted it, too, along with the other notables who share that birthdate. Maybe it could on some kind of astrology page? I can't see any significance in two people having the same birthday that didn't involve a heavy reliance on astrology. If someone wants to include, they should at least include some kind of "why do we care" rationale.208.68.128.53 (talk) 20:30, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

If it falls on a weekend[edit]

I deleted the comment "If the day falls on Saturday or Sunday, it is transferred to the nearest weekday." Is there a reference for that? Is that in Illinois?

Removed description of Lincoln as the "instigator of the Civil War"[edit]

I changed "the emancipatory achievements of the instigator of the Civil War" in the discussion of the song "Abraham" in the movie HOLIDAY INN to "Lincoln's emancipatory achievements." I think it's historically inaccurate, but more to the point, use of "instigator" in this context is argumentative. I also removed "In a small but curiously significant aside," from the first sentence of that paragraph, because it is just the opinion of the editor who wrote the paragraph -- myself, I don't find it to be particularly significant. I created a separate "In Popular Culture" section for this paragraph, and cleaned up a couple of typos at the start of the article. Jrcchicago (talk) 17:04, 16 December 2012 (UTC)jrcchicago

Image[edit]

Why does the image contain the caption, "A patriotic display in Toronto, Ontario, honoring Lincoln's Birthday." What does Toronto being patriotic have anything to do with Lincoln and why would they possibly hang American flags? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.41.148.131 (talk) 06:30, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

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