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This Week in History

April 24, 1865
President Lincoln's New York City funeral is held at City Hall, where an unauthorized photograph was taken of his remains.

April 25, 1861
Lincoln's long-time political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas, makes his last appearance in Springfield, Illinois, urging a unified effort to save the Union.

April 26, 1865
President Lincoln's assassin is shot to death in Virginia by a Union cavalryman.

Today in Lincoln's Life

Lincoln's Words
"The struggle of today, is not altogether for today -- it is for a vast future also. With a reliance on Providence, all the more firm and earnest, let us proceed in the great task which events have devolved upon us."
--Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861

Lincoln Events

  • April 22 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • April 26 Lincoln Story Program, Gettysburg, PA
  • April 27 Lincoln Program, New Freedom, PA
  • April 28 Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC Area
  • April 29 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • May 3 Debates Program, Indianapolis, IN
  • May 6 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • May 9 Gettysburg Lecture, Cleveland, OH

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