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  • Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 17, 1858

    Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln's House Divided Speech

    Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 17, 1858

    Accepting the nomination, Lincoln delivered his House Divided Speech, with the biblical reference Mark 3:25, "A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved—I do not expect the house to fall—but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other". The speech created a stark image of the danger of disunion. The stage was then set for the election of the Illinois legislature which would, in turn, select Lincoln or Douglas. When informed of Lincoln's nomination, Douglas stated, "[Lincoln] is the strong man of the party ... and if I beat him, my victory will be hardly won."




  • U.S.
    Sunday Jul 4, 1858

    Flag of the United States

    Star for Minnesota

    U.S.
    Sunday Jul 4, 1858

    The flag was changed to have 32 stars. (for Minnesota)




  • New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 27, 1858

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Birth

    New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 27, 1858

    Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born on October 27, 1858, at East 20th Street in New York City.




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