Friday marks the day when it has been 201 years since the birth of Abraham Lincoln. It also marks the one-week point since the first official celebration of the birthday anniversary of Adlai E Stevenson II (who if still somehow magically living would now be 110).
How long until we someday have people trying to claim that the birthday anniversary of Barack Obama (Aug,. 4, 1961) is worth celebrating? And does it say something that none of these men identified with Illinois were actually born in Illinois? Kentucky, California and Hawaii, are the states where they were respectively born -- to be exact.