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Learn something about Lincoln & Know something about Kennedy

Updated on December 2, 2010

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.

John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

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Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.

John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

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Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.

Both wives lost a child while living in the WhiteHouse.

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Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

Both Presidents were shot in the head.

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Now it gets really weird.

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Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.

Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.

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Both were assassinated by Southerners.

Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

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Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808

Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908

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John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born 1839

Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born 1939

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Both assassins were known by their three names.

Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

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Now hang on to your seat !

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Lincoln was shot at the theater named "Ford."

Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln" made by "Ford."

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Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

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And here's the "kicker":

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A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe,

Maryland.

A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn

Monroe.

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and Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran

to a warehouse.

Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran

to a theater.

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      Susan Keeping 

      10 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      I found this interesting when I heard it about 20 years ago :)

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      sarika 

      10 years ago

      wow! great truths!excellent and appreciate your look into the past for coincidences to the great heights.Not to forget the charismatic personalities ,who inspired the world.Great work.Thank's Meenu, for sharing it with the netizens.

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