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Padma/ Ganga River History

Padma is a major river in Bangladesh. It is the main distributary of the Ganges, flowing generally southeast for 120 kilometres (75 mi) to its confluence with the Meghna River near the Bay of Bengal. The city of Rajshahi is situated on the banks of the river
Padma River Padma River in
Bangladesh BasinRiver systemGanges River SystemMain sourceHimalayasRiver mouthBay of BengalCountryIndia, BangladeshCitiesNawabganj, Rajshahi, Pabna, Kushtia, Faridpur, Rajbari, and Chandpur DistrictPhysiognomyLength120 kilometres (75 miPicture of padma river

Etymology The Padma, Sanskrit for lotus flower, is mentioned in Hindumythology as a byname for the Goddess Lakshmi.
The name Padma is given to the lower part of the course of the Ganges (Ganga) below the point of the off-take of the Bhagirathi River (India), another Ganges River distributary also known as the Hooghly River. Padma had, most probably, flowed through a number of channels at different times. Some authors contend that each distributary of …

See The Life History of Famous 16th United States President Abraham Lincoln

16th President United States Abraham Lincoln (i/ˈeɪbrəhæmˈlɪŋkən/; February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, Lincoln grew up on the western frontier in Kentucky and Indiana. Largely self-educated, he became a lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader, and a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, in which he served for twelve years. Elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1846, Lincoln promoted rapid modernization of the economy through banks, tariffs, and railroads. Because he had originally agreed not to run for a second term in Congress, and because his opposition to the Mexica…