Today in 1860: Lincoln wins GOP nomination

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Credit: Anthony Shoemaker

On this date in 1860, the Republican Party nominated Abraham Lincoln for president.

He was nominated at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

Lincoln came to Dayton in 1859 and spoke at the Montgomery County Courthouse downtown.

The Illinois lawyer, who was traveling from Columbus to Cincinnati, accepted an invitation from the Dayton Republicans.

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