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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

HIstory Mystery

Abe Lincoln was elected to congress in 1846
John Kennedy was elected to congress in 1946

Lincoln was elected president in 1860
Kennedy in 1960

Both were concerned with civil rights.
Both had wives who lost children in the white house

Both were shot on a Friday.
Both 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 men named Johnson

The successors:
Andrew Johnson was born in 1808
Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908

The Assassin's:
John Wilkes Booth was born 1839
Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939
Both assassins were known by three names both names contain 15 letters

Lincoln was shot in a theater named "Ford"
Kennedy was shot in a car called a "Lincoln" made by "Ford"

Lincoln was shot in a theater, his assassin ran to hide in a warehouse.
Kennedy's was shot shot from a warehouse, and his assassin ran and hid in a theater

Booth and Oswald were both shot before they could go to trial.

4 comments:

aLmYbNeNr said...

I've seen this many times before, but it never fails to fascinate me!

catslady said...

I agree, doesn't seem possible that there can be so many similaries.

dolleygurl said...

That is soooo so weird...

Jen Childers said...

I remember my junior high school teacher had these written down.
I love "twilight zone" type trivia.
Now, its October, we'll have to dig up some spooky history for y'all.
Jen