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This Week in History

August 15, 1855
Lincoln writes a letter to George Robertson of Kentucky, using language which foreshadowed his later "House Divided" speech.

August 18, 1864
President Lincoln speaks in Baltimore, Maryland at an event to help raise money for soldiers' medical supplies.

August 19, 1862
Alexander H. Todd, half-brother of Mary Lincoln, is killed by friendly fire near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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

  • August 13 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • August 13 Lincoln Portrayal, Springfield, IL
  • August 15 Walking Tour, Springfield, IL
  • August 20 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • August 22 Walking Tour, Springfield, IL
  • August 26 Secession Discussion, Washington, DC
  • August 29 Walking Tour, Springfield, IL
  • September 2 Booth Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC area
  • September 7 Lincoln Lecture, Gettysburg, PA
  • September 9 Booth Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC area
  • September 14 Lincoln Lecture, Seattle, WA
  • September 16 Book Discussion, Washington, DC
  • September 19 Lincoln's General's Wives Lecture, Washington, DC
  • September 21 Lincoln Lecture, Lititz, PA
  • September 21-24 Lincoln/Antietam Program, Chambersburg, PA
  • September 23 Booth Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC area
  • September 27-30 Lincoln Tour, Springfield, IL
  • September 30 Grand Soiree, Lincoln, IL

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