President Lincoln’s dog,  Fido, “a yellow mixed breed.” Fido’s fate is unknown. He parted ways with the Lincolns after Abraham won the presidency in 1860. According to the National Park Service, Fido was given to a neighbor when Lincoln and his wife and sons left for Washington. 

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    I had never heard this before.
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    ……………….. I read about him the other day. He was stabbed to death by a drunk a year after Lincoln was shot.
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    now I know why the most common name for a dog is Fido :-)
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