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Vandals Spray-Paint Lincoln’s Tomb

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Vandals spray-painted obscenities on the stone base of the building housing former President Abraham Lincoln’s tomb in Springfield, Ill. Police had no suspects in the painting. Lincoln, the 16th U.S. president, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves in 1863, and was assassinated in 1865. Though born in Kentucky, Lincoln spent a substantial part of his life in Illinois as a lawyer and legislator in Springfield, the state capital.


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