Sunday, March 9, 2014

Abraham Lincoln – John F. Kennedy, Some Interesting Coincidences



Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
JFK was elected to congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
JFK was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy’s secretary was named Lincoln.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

 

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.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

Lincoln was shot at the theatre named “Ford”.
JFK was shot in a car called “Lincoln”, made by “Ford”.

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
A week before JFK was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.[1]


[1] ‘Abraham Lincoln – John F. Kennedy, Some Interesting Coincidences’, Σπουδάγματα, Τεύχος 11, Πάσχα 2004, p. 84

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