Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday's One Cup of Java

Monday's One Cup of Java Challenge: A little American political history for today’s One Cup of Java Challenge. On this date in 1858, 150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln gave one of his most famous speeches, in which, paraphrasing from the Bible, Lincoln said of the nation and slavery: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Your One Cup of Java Challenge question this morning – this famous speech was given at a campaign rally. What office was Lincoln running for in 150 years ago today, and what was the result of the election?

Answer: He was running for the U.S. Senate – and he lost!


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