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April 24, 1865
President Lincoln's New York City funeral is held in City Hall, where the only known photograph of him in death was taken.

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

April 29, 1860
Lincoln admits in a letter to Lyman Trumbull that he is interested in a presidential nomination.

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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