Born to Nancy and Thomas Hanks, in the famous one-room log cabin in modern day Kentucky.
Death of Nancy Hanks Lincoln
5 Oct. 1818
Abraham Lincoln's mother perished due to a milk sickness.
Abraham Lincoln leaves his family to go off on his own, making his way to New Salem at 22 years old.
After being defeated when he ran for a seat in the Illinois General Assembly as a candidate for the Whig Party, Lincoln began to have his burning desire to get involved in more ambitious political ventures.
4 Aug. 1834
For the first time, Lincoln achieved his goal of being elected to the Illinois General assembly, as a member of the Whig Party.
Marriage to Mary
4 November 1842
Lincoln and Mary are wed in the home of Mary's sister.
Birth of Their Son
1 August 1843
Mary and Lincoln's first child is born, Robert Todd Lincoln.
The Second Son
10 March 1846
Edward baker Lincoln is born, their second child.
US House of Representatives
3 August 1846
Lincoln was elected to a seat in the US House of Representatives, part of the Thirtieth Congress. He represented the Whig Party.
Abolishing Slavery in the Capital
Lincoln proposes legislation in the US House of Representatives to abolish slavery in D.C.
Death of His Son
1 Feb. 1850
Edward Lincoln died in the family home due to an illness, at the age of 3.
The Third Son
21 Dec 1850
William Wallace Lincoln was born.
The Final Child
4 April 1853
Thomas Lincoln was born.
30 May 1854
The Kansas-Nebraska act passed, effectively pulling Lincoln back into the political world.
21 August 1858 - 15 Oct. 1858
Spurred by their competition for a spot in the US Senate were a series of 7 debates.
6 Nov. 1860
Abraham Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States.
Lincoln Gives Farewell Address
11 Feb. 1861
Final Emancipation Proclamtion is Issued
1 Jan 1863
18 Nov 1863
Lincoln gives his most famous speech.
14 April 1865 - 15 April 1865
Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theater while watching a play. He dies the next day at 56 years old.