1809-1865

1809

February 12 -- Lincoln born in Hardin County, Kentucky.

1816

Lincoln and family move to Spencer County, Indiana.

1818

Lincoln's mother dies.

1819

Lincoln's father remarries.

1830

March 15 -- The Lincolns arrive in Decatur, Illinois.

1831

March-July -- Lincoln helps to build and then pilot a flatboat.

1832

March 9 -- Lincoln announces candidacy for legislature.
April-July -- Lincoln serves in several military companies.
August 6 -- Lincoln eighth of thirteen candidates in election.

1833

May 7 -- President Jackson appoints Lincoln as postmaster of New Salem.

1834

August 4 -- Lincoln elected to Ilinois General Assembly.

1837

March 1 -- Lincoln admitted to the bar.

1842

November 4 -- Lincoln marries Mary Todd.

1846

August 3 -- Lincoln elected to the Thirtieth Congress.

1847

October 25 -- Lincoln leaves for Washington with wife and two sons.

1849

September 27 -- Lincoln declines governorship of Oregon Territory.

1855

February 8 -- Lincoln loses U.S. Senate election.

1858

August 21 - October 15 -- The Lincoln-Douglas debates.
November 2 -- Douglas wins election to Senate despite Lincoln's majority.

1860

November 6 -- Lincoln becomes first Republican elected President.

1861

March 4 -- Lincoln inaugurated as Sixteenth President of the United States.
April 12 -- Fort Sumter attacked.
July 22 -- Congress gives Lincoln war powers.

1863

January 1 -- Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation.

1864

March 12 -- Lincoln appoints Grant as commander-in-chief of the armies.
November 8 -- Lincoln wins re-election.

1865

February 1 -- Lincoln approves Thirteenth Amendment.
March 4 -- Lincoln delivers Second Inaugural Address.
April 14 -- Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre.
April 15 -- 7:22am Lincoln dies.
April 21 - May 3 -- Lincoln's body is transported by train to Springfield, Illinois.

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