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This Week in History

August 25, 1835
Lincoln's sweetheart, Ann Rutledge, dies at age 22 in Sangamon County, Illinois.

August 27, 1858
Lincoln and Stephen Douglas engage in their second debate of the 1858 senatorial campaign in Freeport, Illinois.

August 29, 1853
Lincoln christens the village of Lincoln, Illinois, the first town in the country to be named for him.

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

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  • September 10 Lincoln Lecture, Seattle, WA
  • September 10 Exhibition Opening, Charleston, IL
  • September 10 Lincoln Lecture, Johnson City, TN
  • September 11 Lincoln Family Lecture, Kenosha, WI
  • September 12 Escape Route Tour, Clinton, MD
  • September 12 Walking Tour, Washington, DC
  • September 13 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • September 13 Assassination Program, Dayton, OH

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