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This Week in History

April 24, 1865
President Lincoln lies in state at City Hall in New York City and an unauthorized photograph is taken of the coffin.

April 26, 1865
President Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, is shot to death in Virginia by a federal cavalryman.

April 29, 1860
Lincoln writes to his colleague Lyman Trumbull, indicating an interest in the presidency.

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

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