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This Week in History

January 13, 1862
President Lincoln names Edwin M. Stanton to succeed Simon Cameron as Secretary of War.

January 16, 1844
Lincoln signs a contract to buy a house at Eighth and Jackson streets in Springfield, Illinois.

January 17, 1851
Lincoln's father Thomas dies in Coles County, Illinois, at age 73.

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

  • January 27 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • February 4 Lincoln Lecture, New York City
  • February 7 Annual Dinner, Wilmington, DE
  • February 9 Birthday Celebration, Lincoln, RI
  • February 9 Birthday Celebration, Bloomington, IL
  • February 9 Open House, Redlands, CA
  • February 10 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC
  • February 11-12 Birthday Events, Springfield, IL
  • February 12 Lincoln Banquet, Washington, DC
  • February 12 Lincoln Lecture, New York City
  • February 12 Lincoln Dinner, Redlands, CA
  • February 15 Annual Dinner, Charleston, IL
  • February 16 Lincoln Program, Peekskill, NY
  • February 18 Lincoln Presentation, Chicago, IL
  • February 23 Trent Crisis Lecture, Bridgewater, MA

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