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This Week in History

January 16, 1844
Lincoln signs a contract to buy a house at Eighth and Jackson streets in Springfield, Illinois.

January 17, 1851
Lincoln's father Thomas dies at age 73 in Coles County, Illinois.

January 21, 1862
President Lincoln nominates Noah H. Swayne to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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

  • January 21 Lincoln Lecture, Stockbridge, MA
  • January 22 Lincoln Lecture, Manchester, VT
  • February 2 Book Discussion, Springfield, IL
  • February 3 Museum Tour, Chicago, IL
  • February 4 Open House, Redlands, CA
  • February 7 Book Discussion, Bloomington, IL
  • February 9 Lincoln Program, New York City
  • February 10 Birthday Dinner, Wilmington, DE
  • February 11 Birthday Events, Bloomington, IL
  • February 11 Collecting Lincoln Lecture, Bridgewater, MA
  • February 11-12 Birthday Events, Springfield, IL
  • February 12 Lincoln Lectures, Springfield, IL
  • February 12 Lincoln Day Events, Lincoln City, IN
  • February 12 Lincoln Dinner, Redlands, CA
  • February 12 Birthday Events, Kenosha, WI
  • February 12 Birthday Events, Jersey City, NJ
  • February 12 Lincoln Memorial Ceremony, Washington, DC
  • February 15 Lincoln Lecture, Washington, DC
  • February 16 Lincoln/Presidential Program, Washington, DC

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