email: Lincoln and Kennedy Strange Facts and Happy President’s Day

Have a history teacher explain this—– if they can.

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.

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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 letters.

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Now hang on to your  seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theatre  named ‘Ford’.

Kennedy was shot in a car  called ‘ Lincoln ‘ made by  ‘Ford’.

Lincoln was shot in a theatre and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.

Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theatre.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

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1 comment for “email: Lincoln and Kennedy Strange Facts and Happy President’s Day

  1. February 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I literally knew about a lot of this, but never the less, I still assumed it had been valuable. Fine work!

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