10th on 21 interesting Facts About Dogs: FIDO, Abraham Lincoln’s dog, was also assassinated.
Like his master,FIDO would die a year later as a victim of an assassin. All of his life he had been surrounded by love, and hence Fido grew into a trusting and affectionate dog. Sadly, it was that friendly aspect that led to his tragic death in 1866. The big yellow rough-coated dog came across a man who appeared to be sleeping on the sidewalk in front of his home. He playfully approached the stranger and began to lick his face. The man, who was drunk at the time, awakened, saw the dog’s open mouth near his face, and panicked. He drew a knife and stabbed what he imagined to be an assailant.