On this day: News in 1864

The cover of The Illustrated London News from the 26th of November, 1864.

The main story is about the reelection of US President Abraham Lincoln. Less than half a year later the President was assassinated.

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On this day…

The funeral procession of US President Abraham Lincoln arrives in Albany, New York on the 25th of April, 1865.

Lincoln had been assassinated ten days earlier, and his body was taken by train to a number of locations in the United States to lay in state.

The train actually arrived in Albany at 10:55pm, and left the next day, following a public viewing. His final resting place was Springfield, Illinois.

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On this day: a President’s first address

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US President Abraham Lincoln gave his first inaugural address on the 4th of March, 1861.

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The speech, considered by many to be one of the greatest in American history, was delivered in the shadow of the not yet completed dome of the US Capitol in Washington.