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This Week in History

March 29, 1860
Lincoln begins sitting for sculptor Leonard Volk in Chicago, Illinois.

March 30, 1863

President Lincoln proclaims April 30 as a day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer.

March 31, 1849
Lincoln returns to his home in Springfield, Illinois after his first and only term in Congress.

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

  • March 31 - April 2 Assassination Conference, Clinton, MD
  • April 4 Lincoln Meeting, Topeka, KS
  • April 8 Booth Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC area
  • April 9 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • April 15 Booth Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC area
  • April 17 Lincoln/Speed Lecture, New York City
  • April 17 Lincoln Lecture, Anderson, IN
  • April 18 Lincoln/Speed Lecture, Washington, DC
  • April 19 Lincoln Lecture, Edgeworth, PA
  • April 19 Assassination Lecture, York, PA

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