Thursday, 2 April 2009

The coincidence of Lincoln and Kennedy,

Bedlam post

My thanks to Jack Chambers for this contribution.

Coincidence or what!

  • 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 their children while living in the White House.
  • 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 in 1839.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 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'.
  • Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
  • Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.
  • Booth and Oswald were both assassinated before their trials.

I have no idea if these facts are true, but if they are .... wow! How can so many coincidences happen between two men, so many years apart?

End of post - The coincidence of Lincoln and Kennedy

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