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This Week in History

November 19, 1863
President Lincoln delivers his now-famous Gettysburg Address.

November 20, 1863
President Lincoln writes to Edward Everett, the principal speaker at Gettysburg, thanking him for his kind remarks.

November 21, 1860
President-elect Lincoln travels to Chicago, Illinois to meet his vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine.

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

  • November 23 Lincoln Program, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • November 23 Lincoln Program, Wilmington, DE
  • November 25 Mary Lincoln Program, Madisonville, KY
  • December 3 Constitution/CW Lecture, Louisville, KY
  • December 6 Lincoln Lecture, Concord, MA
  • December 7 Lincoln Program, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • December 8 Lincoln Program, Indianapolis, IN
  • December 9 Lincoln Lecture, Brigham City, UT
  • December 10 Nicolay/Hay Lecture, Cleveland, OH
  • December 12 Lincoln Music Program, Harrogate, TN
  • December 13 Mary Lincoln Home Tour, Lexington, KY
  • December 16 Lincoln Lecture, Chevy Chase, MD

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