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

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 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)
  • 1853-04-04 Tad Lincoln, youngest son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1871)
  • 1854-10-26 C. W. Post, American manufacturer of breakfast cereals, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1914)
  • 1879-11-10 Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, American poet (Gen William Booth enters Heaven), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1931)
  • 1887-11-28 Bobby Watson, American comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1965)
  • 1891-11-12 Seth Barnes Nicholson, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter, born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1906-10-16 George Lott, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1910-10-12 Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1925-11-20 June Christy, American jazz singer (Tampico), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1926-09-30 Robin Roberts, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1939-11-21 Rick Lenz, actor (Hec Ramsey, Scandalous John), 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, American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1970-12-20 Tony Semple, NFL guard (Detroit Lions), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1972-08-14 Jay Manuel, Canadian make-up artist, born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1975-02-15 Brendon Small, American comedian and animator, born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1980-04-14 Ben Wells, American actor, born in Springfield, Illinois

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding 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
16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln