Lincoln Events in History



2013 Event - The 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's 'Gettysburg Address' considered one of the greatest political speeches, is commemorated in the U.S. on the battlefield and by the Library of Congress

2013 Event - Famous Chicago chef, Charlie Trotter dies of a brain aneurysm in his Lincoln Park hom at the age of 54

1996 Death - Lincoln Kirstein, ballet administrator, dies at 88

1995 Death - David Lincoln Lightbown, politician, dies at 63

1994 Event - "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" closes at Beaumont New York City after 40 performances

1993 Event - "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" opens at Beaumont Theater New York City for 40 performances

1993 Event - Arab terror group planning bombing of Holland/Lincoln Tunnels caught

1992 Event - Lincoln Hospital in Bronx loses its accreditation

1992 Death - Dorothy Tree, actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Nazi Agent), dies

1991 Event - Charles Keating, Jr. (Lincoln Savings and Loan fraud), found guilty

1991 Death - Lincoln Demyan, dies at 66

1989 Event - Lincoln Square in Bronx named

1986 Death - Una Merkel, U.S. actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82

1985 Death - Stepin Fetchit, Lincoln Penny, 1st black star, dies of pneumonia 83

1978 Birthday - Heather Brink, Lincoln, Nebraska, gymnast 1996 Olympics

1974 Event - Bard's presentation of "Richard III" opens at Lincoln Center New York City

1974 Death - Edgar Dearing, actor (Free and Easy, Abraham Lincoln), dies at 81

1974 Birthday - Ben[jamin] Lincoln Holbrook, Hartland Wis, rower 1996 Olympics

1972 Death - Horace Mann Bond, president of Lincoln University (Pa), dies at 70

1972 Birthday - Myra Katherine Hale, born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Miss America-Nebraska 1996

1972 Event - "Hot Rod Lincoln," by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen hits #9

1971 Birthday - Lincoln Kennedy, tackle for the Oakland Raiders

1970 Event - The Who's "Tommy" is performed at New York's Lincoln Center

1970 Birthday - Rob Gaudreau, Lincoln, NHL center, Ottawa Senators

1969 Birthday - Lincoln Coleman, NFL running back for the Atlanta Falcons

1969 Birthday - Jeremy Lincoln, NFL cornerback, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks

1967 Death - George Lincoln Rockwell, head of American Nazi Party, assassinated

1967 Death - Carl Sandburg, poet (Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Years), dies at 89

1966 Event - Metropolitan Opera opens at New York's Lincoln Center

1966 Event - Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center

1965 Birthday - John Schofield, born in Barnsley, England, professional soccer player, midfielder, manager of Lincoln City, assistant manager, Cheltenham Town

1963 Event - Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial

1962 Birthday - Janine Turner, born in Lincoln, Nebraska, actress, Maggie-Northern Exposure

1962 Event - NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts

1961 Event - "Young Abe Lincoln" closes at Eugene O'Neill New York City after 27 performances

1961 Event - "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 27 performances

1961 Birthday - Lucky Vanous, born in Lincoln, Nebraska, model, GQ, Diet Coke

1960 Birthday - Blanche Lincoln, American Politician

1960 Event - Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner," premieres

1959 Death - Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 79

1959 Birthday - Scott D. Altman, born in Lincoln, Illinois, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut, sk: STS-90

1959 Birthday - Glenn Dubis, Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S. 3x40 rifle, Olympics-1984, 88, 96

1956 Birthday - Jim Barton, born Lincoln, Nebraska, soling yachter, won Olympic bronze in 1996

1955 Death - Robert E Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), dies at 59

1954 Event - KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Birthday - Lincoln Diaz-Balart, born in Havana, Cuba, Representative-R-Florida 1993 -

1954 Birthday - Phil Neale, born in Scunthorpe, England, cricketer, coach, team manager, played for Worcestershire, played football for Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United, 1989 Wisden Cricketer of the Year

1953 Birthday - Lincoln Chafee, American Politician

1953 Event - KOLN TV channel 10 in Lincoln, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting

1951 Death - Lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71

1946 Birthday - Chelsea Brown, born in Chicago, Illinois, comedienne, Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln

1943 Birthday - Lincoln Davis, American Politician

1941 Birthday - Dick Cheney, born in Lincoln Nebraska, Representative-R-Wyoming 1979 - 1989, George H. W. Bush's Secretary of Defense, 1989 - 1993, vice president 2001 - 2009

1939 Event - Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at Lincoln Memorial

1938 Event - Robert Sherwoods "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," premieres in New York City

1938 Birthday - Niara Sudarkasa, Gloria M Clark, educator/president, Lincoln College

1937 Event - Lincoln Tunnel, in New York City, opens to traffic

1936 Death - Lincoln Steffens, American Journalist

1936 Birthday - Maurice Shock, rector, Lincoln College in Oxford

1936 Birthday - Edward Rell Madigan, born in Lincoln, Illinois, Representative-R-Illinois 1973 - 1983

1932 Birthday - David Lincoln Lightbown, politician

1932 Birthday - Lincoln Kilpatrick, born in St. Louis, Missouri, actor, BJ-Leslie Uggams Show

1930 Birthday - Abbey Lincoln, born in Chicago, Illinois, actress and singer, Nothing But a Man

1929 Birthday - Charles Wadsworth, Barnesville Georgia, pianist, Lincoln Center

1928 Birthday - Jan Meyers, born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Representative-R-Kansas 1985 - 1997

1928 Birthday - Vince Edwards, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Ben Casey, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse

1925 Birthday - Gore Vidal, born in West Point, New York, author, Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln

1924 Birthday - Neville Marriner, born in Lincoln, England, conductor, Minnesota Orchestra 1978

1923 Birthday - Philip Abbott, born in Lincoln, Nebraska, actor, Arthur Ward-The FBI

1922 Event - Lincoln Memorial dedicated

1915 Event - Cornerstone laid for Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

1914 Birthday - Fred Clark, born in Lincoln California, actor, Burns and Allen, Auntie Mame, Hazard

1913 Event - Lincoln Deachey performs 1st airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)

1913 Event - 1st U.S. paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway, opens

1913 Event - Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway

1913 Birthday - Marjorie Weaver, born in Crossville, Tennessee, actress, Young Mr. Lincoln

1913 Birthday - Edward Fiennes-Clinton, born in Australia, born Edward Horace Fiennes-Clinton, 18th Earl of Lincoln, engineer, landowner, inherited Earldom but formally did not prove his right to the title

1909 Birthday - Samuel Yorty, Lincoln, Nebraska, Mayor-LA

1909 Event - U.S. issues 1st Lincoln penny

1909 Event - 1st Lincoln head pennies minted

1908 Birthday - Max Abramovitz, U.S. architect, Lincoln Center, United Nations Building

1907 Birthday - Jim Bishop, author, The Day Lincoln was Shot

1903 Birthday - Una Merkel, Covington, Kentucky, actress, 42nd Street, Abraham Lincoln

1902 Birthday - Stepin Fetchit, Lincoln Perry, Florida, actor, Miracle in Harlem

1901 Birthday - Andre Kostelanetz, St. Petersburg Russia, conductor, Lincoln Portrari

1896 Birthday - Robert Sherwood, dramatist, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Idiot's Delight

1895 Birthday - Wallace K Harrison, Worcester Massachusetts, U.S. architect, UN, Lincoln Center

1893 Birthday - Edgar Dearing, bron in Ceres, California, actor, Abraham Lincoln, Free and Easy

1891 Birthday - Leslie Lincoln Henson, actor, Lady Luck, Funny Face, Harvey

1887 Event - President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield, Illinois

1887 Birthday - Ernest Holmes, born in Lincoln, Maine, author, teacher, spiritualist, founded Religious Science movement, considered 'Science of Mind', part of New Thought movement, wrote metaphysical books, including 'The Science of Mind', founded 'Science of Mind' magazine

1882 Birthday - John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright, Abraham Lincoln

1880 Birthday - Russell Simpson, actor, Abraham Lincoln

1880 Birthday - Lincoln Ellsworth, led 1st transarctic, transantarctic flights

1878 Birthday - Oscar Apfel, Cleveland, actor, Abraham Lincoln, Inspiration, Before Dawn

1878 Birthday - Carl Sandburg, U.S., poet/biographer of Lincoln, The People, Yes

1876 Event - 7th U.S. Cavalry under Custer leaves Ft. Lincoln

1867 Event - Congress approves Lincoln Memorial

1866 Birthday - Henry Bacon, architect, Lincoln Memorial

1866 Birthday - Joseph Lincoln Steffens, muckraker and journalist, Shame of the Cities

1866 Birthday - Lincoln Steffens, American Journalist

1865 Death - Mary Surratt, and 3 other Lincoln conspirators, hanged

1865 Event - 8 alleged conspirators in assassination of Lincoln are found guilty

1865 Event - Flag flown at full staff over White House, 1st time since Lincoln shot

1865 Event - Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington

1865 Event - Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Lincoln's assassination

1865 Death - Abraham Lincoln, assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at 7:22 am, Representative-R-Illinois 1847 - 1849, 16th president 1861 - 1865

1865 Event - President Abraham Lincoln shot in Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth

1865 Event - Lincoln urges a spirit of generous conciliation during reconstruction

1865 Event - President Lincoln inaugurated for his 2nd term as president

1865 Event - Hampton Roads Peace Conference, Lincoln and Stephens reach an impasse

1864 Event - Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as president

1864 Event - Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday

1864 Event - John S Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for President Lincoln

1864 Event - President Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for military service

1864 Death - George Lincoln Prescott, U.S. Union Brigadier-General, dies of injuries

1864 Event - Abe Lincoln renominated for President by Republican Party

1863 Event - Abraham Lincoln announces plan for Reconstruction of South

1863 Event - President Lincoln offers amnesty for confederate deserters

1863 Event - Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg; "4 score and 7 years..."

1863 Event - Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address

1863 Event - Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day

1863 Event - Governor Seymour asks Lincoln to suspend draft in New York

1863 Event - President Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot

1863 Event - Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences

1863 Event - Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences

1863 Event - Lincoln signs National Currency Act

1863 Event - President Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate states unlawful

1863 Event - Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln

1862 Event - President Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to Union

1862 Event - President Lincoln orders hanging of 39 Santee Sioux indians

1862 Event - Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers

1862 Event - President Lincoln, says he will free slaves in all states on Jan 1

1862 Event - Lincoln receives 1st group of blacks to confer with U.S. president

1862 Event - Lincoln appoints General Halleck general-in-chief

1862 Event - Lincoln signs act granting land for state agricultural colleges

1862 Event - Paper currency introduced in U.S. by President Abraham Lincoln

1862 Event - Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive McClellan ignores order

1861 Event - President Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy

1861 Event - Lincoln writes to Kentucky's militia and says Union troops will not enter that state

1861 Event - In a special session of 27th Congress Lincoln requests 400,000 troops

1861 Event - Lincoln's cabinet declares Union government will pay for expenses once states have mobilized volunteers

1861 Death - Stephen A Douglas, "Little Giant", senator (Lincoln Debates), dies

1861 Event - Lincoln asks for 42,000 Army Volunteers and another 18,000 seamen

1861 Event - President Lincoln ordered Federal Troops to evacuate Indian Territory

1861 Event - President Abe Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus

1861 Event - Lincoln orders blockade of Confederate ports (Civil War)

1861 Event - U.S. president Lincoln outlaws business with confederate states

1861 Event - Federal army (75,000 volunteers) mobilized by President Lincoln

1861 Event - Lincoln's inaugurated as 16th president

1861 Event - President Lincoln opens Government Printing Office

1861 Event - President-elect Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington D.C. to take office

1861 Event - On a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln's inauguration

1861 Event - Abraham Lincoln declared president

1861 Event - President-elect Lincoln takes train from Spingfield Illinois to Washington D.C.

1860 Event - Abraham Lincoln, born in Kentucky, Representative-R-Illinois 1847 - 1849, elected 16th president 1861 - 1865

1860 Event - 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard

1860 Event - Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president

1858 Event - Lincoln makes a speech about when you can fool people

1858 Event - Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand"

1854 Event - Lincoln University founded as Ashmun Institute

1854 Event - Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair

1854 Event - Lincoln University, Penn, 1st Black college in U.S. forms by Prebyts

1854 Event - Lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford, Penn)

1851 Birthday - John Lincoln Clem, Drummer Union volunteers

1849 Event - Patent for lifting vessels granted to Abraham Lincoln

1849 Event - Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and of people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of time"

1849 Event - Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device

1849 Event - Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent; only U.S. president to do so

1844 Birthday - Mary Johnson Lincoln, educator, Boston Cooking School

1843 Birthday - Robert Todd Lincoln, Captain Union volunteers

1842 Event - Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois

1838 Birthday - John Wilkes Booth, actor/assassin, President Lincoln

1835 Death - Ann Rutledge, said to be Lincoln's true love, dies in Illinois at 22

1832 Birthday - John George Nicolay, U.S., author, Abe Lincoln's biographer

1831 Birthday - Benjamin Hardin Helm, Brigadier General, Confederate, Lincoln's brother-in-law

1818 Birthday - Mary Todd Lincoln, 1st lady, 1861-65

1813 Birthday - Stephen Arnold Douglas, Little giant, U.S. senator, Lincoln debates

1809 Birthday - Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky, R, 16th President, 1861 - 1865

1663 Death - Robert Sanderson, Bishop of Lincoln (1660-63), dies

1563 Event - William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral

1141 Event - Battle at Lincoln: King Stephen captured

1092 Event - Lincoln Cathedral consecrated













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