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February 22, 2011

Presidential Twins?

I am sure you may have read this information in those forwarded mails, but here's a little part of US history which makes you go hmm.....

Have a history teacher explain this, if he/she can.....
  • Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 and John F Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
  • Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860 and John F Kennedy in 1960.
  • The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
  • Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
  • Their mothers was living in the White House when they both were killed.
  • Both presidents were shot on a Friday.
  • Both Presidents were shot in the head.
  • Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy and Kennedy 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 assassins names are composed of 15 letters.
  • Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford'.
  • Kennedy was shot in a car called 'Lincoln'.
  • 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 could begin.
And here is the final kicker....
  • A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland
  • A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with ...guess who, Marilyn Monroe.
Creepy, huh?

Cheers! :)

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