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January 16, 1844
Lincoln signs a contract to buy a house at Eighth and Jackson streets in Springfield, Illinois.

January 17, 1851
Lincoln's father Thomas dies in Coles County, Illinois, at age 73.

January 20, 1828
Lincoln's older sister Sarah dies following childbirth in southern Indiana.

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

  • January 18 Lincoln Lecture, Austin, TX
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  • February 8 Birthday Dinner, Wilmington, DE
  • February 10 Lincoln Program, Bridgewater, MA
  • February 10 Lincoln Day Events, Hingham, MA
  • February 10 Lincoln Open House, Redlands, CA
  • February 10 Lincoln Birthday Party, Bloomington, IL

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