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Lefty Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan

Famous Left-hander Birthday, February 6

Former American President Ronald Reagan

Although a natural left-handed, the late former American president Reagan was converted to right-handed in writing when he was in Grammar school.

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Lefty American President Abraham Lincoln

Famous Left-hander Birthday, February 12

16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln

Former American president, Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), served as the 16th President of the U.S. – from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He was a country lawyer, Illinois state legislator, member of the U.S. House of Representatives before his 1860 election as the first Republican president.

He successfully led the United States of America through the American Civil War, preserving the Union and putting an end to slavery. As an outspoken opponent of the slavery in the U.S., he won the Republican nomination in 1860; later in the year he was elected president.

Lincoln introduced measures resulting in the abolition of slavery. Just six days after the surrender of Confederate forces headed by Gen. Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

Known to be one of the most eloquent American speakers of all-time, he is often quoted. One famous Lincoln quotation is from his Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865:

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

~ 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865 ~

Lefty Birthday – Musician and political activist Bob Geldof

Famous Lefthander, October 5

Musician and political activist Bob Geldof

Robert Frederick Zenon “Bob” Geldof, KBE, was born October 5, 1951. He is an Irish singer, songwriter and political activist. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the Irish rock band Boomtown Rats. The Boomtown Rats had hits with his compositions “Rat Trap” and “I Don’t Like Monday.” He co-wrote “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” one of the best-selling singles of all time. Geldof starred as Pink in Pink Floyd’s 1982 film Pink Floyd the Wall.

Geldof is widely recognized for his activism, especially anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa. In 1984, he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for Famine relief in Ehtiopia. A single father, Geldof has also been outspoken for the Father’s rights movement. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was granted an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, and is a recipient of the Man of Peace title which recognizes individuals who have made “an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace”, among his other awards and nominations.

Lefty Birthday – Political Celebrity Martha Mitchell

Famous Lefthanded Birthday,  September 2

Political Celebrity Martha Mitchell

Martha Elizabeth Beall Mitchell (September 2, 1918 –  May 31, 1976), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She was the wife of John Mitchell, U.S. Attorney General under the late President Richard Nixon. She was famous for making calls to the press for matters relating the Nixon-era conspirators wanted kept under wraps. Her portrait appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1970, and later on the cover of New York magazine in a glamor shot.