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By Liz Davis

\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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March 10, 1849

Abe Lincoln applies for patent

On March 10, 1849, future president Abraham Lincoln applied for a patent for "an improved method of lifting vessels over shoals." The patent was issued on May 22, 1849.

http://www.pddoc.com/skedaddle/articles/abraham_lincolns_patent.htm

 

 

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