Sunday, September 30, 2007

Lincoln & Kennedy

Here's some Sunday information for you to read, learn and recite at the office tomorrow.
I had forgotten some of these similarities.


Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.

Both wives lost a child while living in the WhiteHouse.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really weird.
Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat !
Lincoln was shot at the theater named "Ford."
Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln" made by "Ford."
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here's the "kicker": A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

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.

Weird.

4 comments:

Scott W said...

Say it all backwards, really fast.

Mary Christine said...

I remember hearing all this eerie stuff back in the day - except for the Marilyn Monroe thing. It really is uncanny. (hmmm. what would "canny" be?)

Katia said...

At first sight I thought these coincidences interesting, but then the historian in me had to go digging.

http://www.snopes.com/history/american/lincoln-kennedy.asp

Have a great sunday!
K.

recoveryroad said...

Those names ring a bell...lol.

...two great statemen like that and yet two terms of that arch criminal Dubya? You Americans are a difficult lot to understand. :)