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April 14, 1865
President Lincoln is shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC by a Confederate sympathizer and dies the following day.

April 16, 1859
Lincoln writes to a Rock Island, Illinois newspaper editor, saying, "I do not think myself fit for the Presidency."

April 18, 1865
A public viewing of President Lincoln's body is held at the White House.

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 April 19 Our American Cousin Play, Pittsburgh, PA
  • April 17 Lincoln Program, Newport, RI
  • April 17 Lincoln Lecture, Epping, NH
  • April 17-19 Our American Cousin Play, Springfield, IL
  • April 17-19 Lincoln Performance, Petersburg, IL
  • April 17-19 Lincoln Performance, Petersburg, IL
  • April 18 Assassination Program, Williamsburg, VA
  • April 18 Lincoln Concert, Newtown, CT
  • April 18 Lincoln Commemoration, Washington, DC
  • April 18 Assassination Program, Waukegan, IL
  • April 18 Assassination Lecture, Washington, DC
  • April 18 Lincoln Vault Oak Lecture, Springfield, IL
  • April 18 Escape Route Tour, Clinton, MD
  • April 18-19 Funeral Train Events, Baltimore, MD
  • April 19 Lincoln Concert, Waterbury, CT
  • April 19 Lincoln Commemoration, Washington, DC
  • April 19 Assassination Program, Plainfield, IN
  • April 20 Lincoln Commemoration, Washington, DC
  • April 21 Lincoln Program, Baltimore, MD
  • April 21 Lincoln Commemoration, Harrisburg, PA
  • April 21 Lincoln Lecture, Buffalo, NY
  • April 22 Lincoln Legacy Lecture, Indianapolis, IN
  • April 22 Funeral Train Lecture, Buffalo, NY
  • April 22-23 Lincoln Commemoration, Philadelphia, PA
  • April 23 Assassination Symposium, Springfield, IL
  • April 23 Boy Scout Pilgrimage, Springfield, IL
  • April 23 Lincoln Commemoration, Trenton, NJ

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