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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

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

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 assassinated
before their trials.

And here's the kicker...

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was
in Monroe, Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was
with Marilyn Monroe.

According to trinity.edu,

Not long after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, the above list of amazing coincidences appeared, and it has been widely and continuously reprinted and circulated ever since. Despite the seemingly impressive surface appearance, several of these entries are either misleading or factually incorrect, and the rest are mere superficial coincidences that fail to touch upon the substantial differences and dissimilarities that underlie them.

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