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This Week in History

June 1, 1861
President Lincoln is sketched by painter George H. Story.

June 3, 1861
President Lincoln's former political rival, Stephen A. Douglas, dies at age 48 in Chicago, Illinois.

June 4, 1863
President Lincoln revokes the suspension of the Chicago Times.

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

  • June 2 - August 24 Living History Events, Springfield, IL
  • June 7 Assassination Walking Tour, Washington, DC
  • June 8 Assassination Walking Tour, Washington, DC
  • June 14 Booth Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC
  • June 17 "Trent" Affair Lecture, Trevose, PA
  • June 17 Assassination Lecture, Marina del Rey, CA
  • June 19-July 12 Lincoln Play, Lincoln City, IN
  • June 28 Assassination Walking Tour, Washington, DC

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