Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Did you know...
... that today is the anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates? The first of the seven famous debates between Abraham
Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, both senatorial candidates from
Illinois, took place on August 21, 1858. Trivia buffs: The format for each debate was: one candidate spoke for 60 minutes, then the other candidate spoke for 90 minutes, and then the first candidate was allowed a 30-minute "rejoinder." The candidates alternated speaking first.