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February 20, 1862
Willie Lincoln, 11-year-old son of President and Mrs. Lincoln, dies in the White House after a short illness.

February 22, 1842
Lincoln gives a speech at the Washington Temperance Society in Springfield, Illinois.

February 23, 1861
President-elect Lincoln completes his inaugural journey by arriving safely in Washington, D.C., despite plots to assassinate him enroute.

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

  • February 21 Lincoln Lecture, New York City
  • February 21 Lincoln Lecture, Boston, MA
  • February 21 Conspirators Lecture, Trevose, PA
  • February 28 Lincoln Lecture, San Jose, CA
  • March 7 Lincoln Meeting, Topeka, KS
  • March 11 Book Discussion, Washington, DC
  • March 16 Assassination Lecture, Plymouth, MI
  • March 18 Lincoln Symposium, Washington, DC
  • March 19 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • March 21 Lincoln/Meigs Lecture, Washington, DC
  • March 23 Debates Lecture, Frankfort, IL
  • March 24 Mosby/Lincoln Lecture, Camp Hill, PA
  • March 26 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • March 31 - April 2 Assassination Conference, Clinton, MD

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