150 years ago on November 19, 1863, four months after the battle, President Abraham Lincoln came to Gettysburg to dedicate the national cemetery for the Union dead. In his remarks, he paid tribute to the brave men who died there and insisted that their sacrifice would increase the will of the people to fulfill America’s promise. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a rhetorical masterpiece delivered in less than three minutes, defined the war as necessary for the survival of the nation and its ideals.
A baby monkey, a lion cub and three little tigers have become unlikely playmates at a zoo in China. The lion and the monkey have been inseparable since keepers at Guaipo Manchurian Tiger Park in Shenyang began to bottle feed them together last month. The monkey and the lion became a public attraction last month after forming a friendship at the Tiger Park in Liaoning Province, north-east China. The monkey and the lion became a public attraction last month after forming a friendship at the Tiger Park in Liaoning Province, north-east China. Neither of their mothers could produce enough milk to feed them and they now spend their free time rolling around together in their keep. The baby monkey is often seen in his favourite spot - on the lion’s back with his tiny hands nestled in his best friend’s fur. Now that they are joined by the tiger triplets, only time will tell what will become of this motley crew.