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January 25, 1863
President Lincoln puts Major General Joseph Hooker in command of the Army of the Potomac.

January 27, 1838
Lincoln gives a now-famous speech at the Young Men's Lyceum in Springfield, Illinois.

January 31, 1861
Lincoln visits his widowed stepmother in Coles County, Illinois, for the last time.

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

  • Through February 22 Mary Lincoln Play, Washington, DC
  • January 29 Mary Lincoln Lecture, Springfield, IL
  • January 29 Mary Lincoln Program, Washington, DC
  • January 29 Lincoln Portrayal, Indianapolis, IN
  • February 4 Lincoln Lecture, St. Paul, MN
  • February 5 Lincoln Panel Discussion, Rochester, NY
  • February 7 Birthday Celebration, Bloomington, IL
  • February 7 Lincoln Reception, Cleveland, OH
  • February 7 Birthday Events, Lincoln, RI
  • February 8 Open House, Redlands, CA
  • February 8 Lincoln Day Program, Lincoln City, IN
  • February 9 Lincoln Lecture, Indianapolis, IN
  • February 9 Lincoln Photo Lecture, Batavia, IL
  • February 10 Lincoln Book Discussion, Batavia, IL
  • February 10 Lincoln Lecture, New York City

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