Abraham Lincoln and the Old Farmer's Almanac

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To celebrate our 225th anniversary, we’re looking through our archives to bring you 225 pieces of wit, wisdom, and fun in a series we’re calling Almanac Treasures (see more of them here).

In 1858, a young lawyer from Illinois allegedly used the lunar chart from the 1857 Almanac to clear his client from a charge of murder. The lawyer was Abraham Lincoln.

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