Thursday, February 14, 2008

Amazing Coincidences

Update (2/15, 10 am EST): The last line is not true. Marilyn Monroe died before JFK's assassination. Thanks David All for pointing it out.

Update II (2/15, 2:45 pm EST): This Monday, Feb 18 is Presidents' Day in the USA.

I have to wake up in six hours and I have a long day ahead tomorrow, but I can't sleep.  All kinds of stuff was going through my mind as I tried to sleep, and I remembered this email which I received from my friend Nor. I decided to get up and post it.  These are some amazing coincidences that have to do with Lincoln and Kennedy and the similarities between their lives, and their assassins, assuming that Lee Harvey Oswald really did assassinate JFK.

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.

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.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln ' made by 'Ford.'

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

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here's the kicker...

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe , Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

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