Springfield, IL in History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1887-04-10 US 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

  • 1843-08-01 Robert Todd Lincoln, American politician, lawyer, Captain (Union Army), son of President Abraham Lincoln, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1926)
  • 1854-10-26 C. W. Post, American manufacturer of breakfast cereals, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1914)
  • 1887-11-28 Bobby Watson, [Knucher], comedian, born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1891-11-12 Seth Barnes Nicholson, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter, born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1910-10-12 Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1939-11-21 Rick Lenz, actor (Hec Ramsey, Scandalous John), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1957-06-30 Sarah McGuire, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1961-07-19 Suzi Schott, playmate (August, 1984), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1961-08-22 John Kidd, American NFL punter (Miami Dolphins), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1962-03-26 Kevin Seitzer, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1963-01-05 Jeff Fassero, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Springfield, Illinois

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