Linkin’ Kennedy…

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Here is something I got in my email inbox from my sister-in-law that I thought was pretty interesting .  Who sits down and sees these weird connections??

Comparison history between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy

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.

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 15 letters.

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 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.

Strange, huh?

However, after looking up some information online, snopes.com explains how several of these “facts” are misleading and also how many of these coincidences are superficial.  Still…it IS pretty interesting when you read something like this.  At least in my opinion, it makes history a lot more nfu!  And it made me WANT to look up information about these two presidents. Snopes said people look for coincidences like these when they want to “make sense of the world.”  What do you think?

In any event, it could make for good dinner conversation!

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