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December 18, 1860
President-elect Lincoln announces he has appointed Edward Bates of Missouri as his Attorney General.

December 20, 1859
Lincoln writes to fellow Republican Jesse Fell, enclosing his autobiography.

December 21, 1850
William Wallace Lincoln, third son of Abraham and Mary, is born at home 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

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  • January 27, 2019 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
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  • February 10, 2019 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • February 12, 2019 Lincoln Lecture, New York City
  • February 16, 2019 Lincoln Program, Peekskill, NY
  • February 18, 2019 Lincoln Presentation, Chicago, IL
  • February 23, 2019 Trent Crisis Lecture, Bridgewater, MA

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