The Lincolns’ first child, Robert Todd, was born.
The Lincolns’ second son, Edward Baker Lincoln, was born. “Eddie” died just before his fourth birthday, on February 1, 1850.
Lincoln was elected to the United States House of Representatives.
Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m.; Andrew Johnson became president.
The Lincolns’ third child, William Wallace (Willie) Lincoln, was born.
Lincoln narrowly lost a bid for a seat in the US Senate when the legislature in Springfield, Illinois, elected Lyman Trumbull instead.
Lincoln’s 11-year-old son Willie died.
Abraham Lincoln delivered his last public speech, which focused on the plans and problems of Reconstruction.
Lincoln died at 7:22 am.
President Lincoln announced the beginning of the insurrection and called for 75,000 ninety-day volunteers to put down the rebellion.