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Lincoln & Kennedy (justfun116)

 Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy


Here are some fascinating and even hard-to-believe similarities in the lives and deaths of these two Presidents of the United States:

  • 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 children while living in the White House.
  • Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.  Both Presidents were shot in the head
  • 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.
  • Lincoln and Kennedy both have 7 letters also.
  • 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.
  • Both Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
  • A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.  A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.This is one history lesson most people probably will not mind reading!

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