Abraham Lincoln & 3153 Lincoln Asteroid - Springfield, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 39° 47.903 W 089° 39.225
16S E 272797 N 4408749
Quick Description: This sculpture of Abraham Lincoln is located at the entrance to the Illinois State Capitol Building.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2013 1:54:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMHAZ4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
Abraham Lincon, was of course, the 16th President of the United States who prevailed in the Civil War only to be assassinated soon after the war ended. This lifesized sculpture depicts him a bit younger standing tall, arms at his side and looking forward. The 1918 piece by Andrew O'Connor Jr. is listed on the Smithsonian inventory at (visit link)

Read more about Lincon at (visit link)

As for the asteroid, Wikipedia (visit link) has this brief article:

"3153 Lincoln (1984 SH3) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on September 28, 1984 by B. A. Skiff at Flagstaff (AM).

Discovered by B. A. Skiff
Discovery site Flagstaff (AM)
Discovery date September 28, 1984
Designations
MPC designation 3153
Named after Abraham Lincoln
Alternative names 1984 SH3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Ap 2.7358315
Peri 2.1101765
Eccentricity 0.1291073
Orbital period 1377.6205692
Mean anomaly 75.20145
Inclination 7.70389
Longitude of ascending node 40.72924
Argument of peri 347.80290
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 13.3"
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Celestial Body: Asteroid

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