6.8.12

Weird Coincidences - True?

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.

The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

Both were shot in the head.

Both were shot in the presence of their wives.

The Secretary of each President warned them not to go to the theater and to Dallas, respectively.

Lincoln's Secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.

Both were succeeded by Southerners.

Both successors were 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 have 15 letters.


Booth ran from the theater and was captured in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from the warehouse and was captured in a theater.


To cap it all off, Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
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6 comments:

  1. Wow! I don't believe in coincidences so this must have been all for a reason. :)

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  2. I never put together those coincidences until seeing this post. Wow! What coincidences.

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  3. Lincoln was shot in Ford theater
    JFK was shot in a Lincoln Continental designed by Ford.

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  4. wow to say the least...thanks for sharing and I thought I knew some history.....boy was I wrong

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