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This Week in History

April 14, 1865
President Lincoln is shot by an assassin in Washington, DC and dies the following morning.

April 18, 1865
A public viewing is held for President Lincoln in the White House East Room.

April 19, 1865
President Lincoln's Washington funeral is held in the White House East Room, with a private service held later at the Capitol.

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

  • April 17 Assassination Lecture, Cincinnati, OH
  • April 17 Gallery Talk, Washington, DC
  • April 18-20 Funeral Train Rides, Wellington, OH
  • April 22 Lincoln Lecture, Prairie Village, KS
  • April 23 Lincoln Lecture, New York City
  • April 23 Lincoln Lecture, Mehlville, MO
  • April 24 Funeral Locomotive Replica Display, Columbus, OH
  • April 24 Lincoln/Keckley Program, Lexington, KY
  • April 24 John Hay Lecture, Washington, DC
  • April 26 Museum Reopening, Lincoln, IL
  • April 26 Lincoln Family Program, Lerna, IL
  • April 26-27 Funeral Train Rides, Fisher, IN
  • April 28 Lincoln Concert, Norfolk, VA

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