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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 a child while living in the White
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
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
Lincoln was shot at the theater named "Ford."
Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln" made by
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe,
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn
Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin
ran to a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin
ran to a theater.
Originally posted by Night Star
I remember the first time I saw that, I was like whoa! That's pretty wild! I had forgotten all about it until I saw it here in your thread. Thanks!
Originally posted by gemineye
reply to post by SG-17
Snopes elaborates on it a bit. Seems that part of it is amazing coincidence (or not) and yet other parts are just snazzed up to make the two situations sound more similar than they really were.
Interesting though and it does make you think.