AAA World apologizes for reporting that Lincoln gave Philly speech in 1964

"I don't think that Abraham Lincoln was saying much of anything on June 16, 1964," an AAA World magazine website commenter points out after reading a July/August feature that mentions Lincoln's "1964 speech" in Philadelphia. AAA's Facebook page overseer writes: "Maybe it was Lincoln's ghost who spoke in 1964! " AAA World editors humorously address the typo:

Many of you noticed a slight error in our July/August feature, Ghost Fields, where we suggested that President Lincoln delivered a speech in Philadelphia on June 16, 1964. The actual date of the president's speech was June 16, 1864. Of course, everybody knows that Abe was touring with the Beatles in 1964 (photographic evidence below). Needless to say, we're truly embarrassed. We apologize.

Here's the photographic evidence:

AAA published this doctored photo along with its apology.
  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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