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This Week in History

April 24, 1865
President Lincoln lies in state in New York City, where a photograph is taken without permission.

April 25, 1861
Lincoln's longtime political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas, makes his last appearance in Springfield, Illinois, encouraging unity amid national strife.

April 26, 1865
President Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, 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 27 Booth Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC area
  • April 27 Iles Open House, Springfield, IL
  • April 28 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • April 29 Daniel Chester French Lecture, Williamstown, MA
  • April 29 Repose of Lincoln Anniversary, Columbus, OH
  • April 30 Daniel Chester French Lecture, Brattleboro, VT
  • May 1 Second Inaugural Lecture, Manchester, VT
  • May 5 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • May 14 Lincoln Memorial Lecture, Washington, DC
  • May 16 Lincoln/Roosevelt Lecture, Fort Wayne, IN
  • May 17 Strawberry Party, Lexington, KY
  • May 19 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • May 21 Ford's Theatre Lecture/Dinner, Washington, DC

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