February 12, 2019

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 and became the United States' 16th President in 1861. On January 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy.

National Plum Pudding Day

Despite the name "plum pudding," the pudding contains no actual plums due to the pre-Victorian use of the word "plums" as a term for raisins.