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February 20, 1862
William Wallace Lincoln, 11-year-old son of Abraham and Mary, dies in the White House.

February 22, 1842
Lincoln gives a speech before the Washington Temperance Society in Springfield, Illinois.

February 16, 1860
President-elect Lincoln completes his inaugural train journey by arriving in Washington, D.C., despite assassination plots against him.

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

  • February 17-19 Emancipation Proclamation Display, Washington, DC
  • February 19 Lincoln Program, Leavenworth, KS
  • February 19 Assassination Lecture, Austin, TX
  • February 20 Legal Career Lecture, Louisville, KY
  • February 20 Lincoln Lecture, Trevose, PA
  • February 20 Lincoln Lecture, St. Paul, MN
  • February 22 Lincoln Program, Princeton, IL
  • February 22 Debates Program, Washington, DC
  • February 22 Lincoln Program, Washington, DC
  • February 23 Grand Re-opening, Mt. Pleasant, IA
  • February 26 Lincoln Program, Washington, DC
  • February 28 Lincoln Lecture, Edwardsville, IL

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