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February 18, 1861
President-elect Lincoln speaks to the New York legislature in Albany on his inaugural journey.

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

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

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 16 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • February 17 Lincoln Events, Leavenworth, KS
  • February 22 Lincoln Lecture, Bridgewater, MA
  • February 28 Lincoln Memorial Program, Washington, DC
  • March 15 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • March 21 Annual Symposium, Washington, DC
  • March 29 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC

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