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This once was Lincoln’s day

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Today is the 205th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. It was once known in many states as Lincoln’s Birthday, worthy of celebration, sanctioned as holiday, when school was out and government made the extraordinary sacrifice of paying people for no work.

No more. Once half the states, including Washington, listed this as an official day of commemoration. Now there are only four — Illinois, Connecticut, Missouri and New York. The rest think one holiday in February is plenty.

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