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This Week in History

September 30, 1859
Lincoln gives a speech at the Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee.

October 2, 1861
President Lincoln attends the military funeral of General George Gibson.

October 3, 1863
President Lincoln proclaims a day of Thanksgiving, setting the precedent for the national holiday.

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

  • October 1 Lincoln Lecture, Sheboygan, WI
  • October 2-3 Annual Colloquium, Lincoln, IL
  • October 3 Lincoln's Last Steps Tour, Petersburg, VA
  • October 5 Walking Tour, Washington, DC
  • October 6 Lincoln Lecture, Green Bay, WI
  • October 6 Panel Discussion, Charleston, IL
  • October 8 Lincoln Lecture, Normal, IL
  • October 8 Lincoln Portrayal, Charleston, IL
  • October 10 Lincoln Lecture, Sheboygan, WI
  • October 10 Walking Tour, Washington, DC
  • October 11-13 Lincoln Seminar, Monticello, IL
  • October 12 Lincoln Lecture, Chico, CA
  • October 14 Lincoln Lecture, Sheboygan, WI
  • October 14 Lincoln Death Program, Worthington, OH
  • October 15 Lincoln Legacy Lectures, Springfield, IL
  • October 15 Lincoln Program, East Andover, NH

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