Today In Beard History

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A reader writes:

Greetings from the Land of Lincoln. Thought you might like to know that today is the anniversary of young Grace Bedell writing a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln and suggesting he grow a beard because “you would look a great deal better for your face is so thin. All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President.”

Happy beardday, Mr President!