On May 29, 1856, in Bloomington, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that is believed to have been lost because all reporters were literally hypnotized by the words of the then-future president and forgot to write down any notes. We’re sure that Lincoln was really talented but have to admit that the story sounds rather strange.
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There’s also another theory that claims the text was deliberately lost due to its impassioned condemnation of slavery. Nevertheless, Lincoln’s lost speech had a great influence on people and a memorial plaque devoted to this event was later installed