On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln is born in Hodgenville, Kentucky.
Despite growing up a member of a poor family in Kentucky and Indiana, Lincoln became one of America’s most admired presidents.
“A new birth”
Regarding another form of birth, you have likely heard this quote from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address:
“this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”