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This Week in History

March 18, 1844
Lincoln and local Democrat John Calhoun begin a series of political debates in Springfield, Illinois.

March 19, 1836
Lincoln announces his candidacy for re-election to the Illinois legislature.

March 21, 1860
Lincoln attends the funeral of William Bissell, the first Republican governor of 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

Lincoln Events

  • March 24 Lincoln White House Lecture, Philadelphia, PA
  • March 24 Lincoln Gala, Peekskill, NY
  • April 6-8 Assassination Conference, Clinton, MD
  • April 9 Assassination Lecture, Canfield, OH
  • April 14 Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC Area
  • April 16 Lincoln Lecture, New York City
  • April 16 Lincoln Program, Washington, DC
  • April 21 Lincoln Program, Bridgewater, MA
  • April 21 Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC Area
  • April 22 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • April 28 Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC Area
  • April 29 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC

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