Springfield, IL in History

Illinois: Chicago

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1887-04-10 President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield, Ilinois

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1908-08-14 Race riot in Springfield Illinois
  • 1953-09-30 WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • 1887-11-28 Bobby Watson, [Knucher], Springfield IL, comedian
  • 1891-11-12 Seth Barnes Nicholson, Springfield Illinois, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter
  • 1939-11-21 Rick Lenz, Springfield Ill, actor (Hec Ramsey, Scandalous John)
  • 1957-06-30 Sarah McGuire, Springfield IL, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th)
  • 1961-07-19 Suzi Schott, Springfield Ill, playmate (August, 1984)
  • 1962-03-26 Kevin Seitzer, Springfield IL, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1963-01-05 Jeff Fassero, Springfield IL, pitcher (Montreal Expos)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1842-11-04 U.S. first lady Mary Todd Lincoln (23) weds US president Abraham Lincoln (33) in Springfield, Illinois

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln