English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Bob Barney
I am a history buff. Even as a kid, I spent hours reading historical books, and today I watch every trivia TV show that there is. I loved Paul Harvey's "The rest of the story," because there are so many interesting tidbits we are never told about famous person and events. For example, how many people know that John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln? Everybody right? Well did you know that Booth's more famous brother Edwin saved Lincoln's son Todd from being killed? Yes it happened. In an interesting coincidence, Edwin Booth saved Abraham Lincoln's son,Robert, from serious injury or even death. The incident occurred on a train platform in Jersey City, New Jersey. The exact date of the incident is uncertain, but it is believed to have taken place in late 1864 or early 1865, shortly before Edwin's brother, John Wilkes Booth, assassinated President Lincoln. (source)
Well here is another "rest of the story" that you probably never heard before now. We know that John Hinckley Jr (born on my birthday in the same year) had an obsession of actress Jodie Foster and to show his undying love for her, shot Reagan. But did you know that John's dad, John Sr. was a wealthy oilman, and a friend of the Bush family? It's true... Follow this link for THE REST OF THE STORY.
One last little tidbit called "IF" and it is the Rest of the unseen Story concerning abortion. Two women are pregnant, both ask a doctor should they have an abortion........ Click here for the amazing story.