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Old 07-09-2001, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default John F. Kennedy/Abraham Lincoln coincidences

Just thought I'd post this here: one of those subjects that comes up now and then. Anyone know of any others in addition to those listed here?


John F. Kennedy/Abraham Lincoln coincidences

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.

The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.

Both presidents were particularly concerned with civil rights.

Both presidents' wives' lost children both while living in the White House, and after living in the White House.

Mrs. Kennedy advised Lincoln not to go to the theatre and Mrs. Lincoln advised Kennedy not to go to Dallas.

Both were succeeded by Southerners.

Both successors were named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

Abraham Lincoln died in 1865.
Andrew Johnson died in 1875.

John F. Kennedy died in 1963;
Lyndon Johnson died in 1973.

Both Johnsons faced the next election against men whose names began with "G"
(Grant and Goldwater.)

Both successors left the presidency in disgrace without running for reelection.

Both presidents were shot on a Friday.

Both presidents were shot in the head.

Both presidents were shot while seated next to their wife.

Both presidents were assassinated by Southerners.

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 three names, both names contain fifteen letters.

Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

Lincoln was shot in the Ford theatre and Kennedy was shot in a Ford Lincoln.


(Some have contended that Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy,
and vice-versa, but this is NOT true. . .
and please, no speculations concerning Marilyn Monroe and Monroe, Maryland.)

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Old 07-09-2001, 11:22 PM   #2
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That's crazy....
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Old 07-09-2001, 11:26 PM   #3
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Okay, I'll summarize that:
Abraham Lincoln and JFK had a whole bunch of the same stuff happen to them, 100 years apart.
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I have read this before.
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Weird stuff. I've read it before, but thanks for posting it here. What does this all mean then other than there's some pretty weird coincidences?
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Old 07-10-2001, 01:39 PM   #6
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Originally posted by mjames
Weird stuff. I've read it before, but thanks for posting it here. What does this all mean then other than there's some pretty weird coincidences?
Coincidences are all it is; something that makes for discussions.

Another one, I think both men were tall, over 6 feet.

I'm not sure on this one, but I think Lincoln, like Kennedy may have also acted as a lawyer early in his life.
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Originally posted by Tsmaz
and please, no speculations concerning Marilyn Monroe and Monroe, Maryland
Why not!?.... I heard that before... why do you have a problem with that????
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Old 07-11-2001, 12:33 AM   #8
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Why not!?.... I heard that before... why do you have a problem with that????
That was at the ending of the list that I took the text from. I didn't originate it.
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