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This Week in History

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

March 20, 1843

Lincoln is chosen as a delegate by the Sangamon County Whig party to attend the seventh congressional district convention.

March 21, 1860
Lincoln attends the funeral of Governor Bissell 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

Lincoln Events

  • March 23 Debates Lecture, Frankfort, IL
  • March 24 Lincoln/Booth Program, Portales, NM
  • March 24 Mosby/Lincoln Lecture, Camp Hill, PA
  • March 26 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • March 31 - April 2 Assassination Conference, Clinton, MD
  • April 4 Lincoln Meeting, Topeka, KS
  • April 8 Booth Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC area
  • April 9 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • April 15 Booth Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC area
  • April 17 Lincoln/Speed Lecture, New York City
  • April 17 Lincoln Lecture, Anderson, IN

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