Mystery, statistical coincidence or alien plot? You be the judge.
- 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 were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both their wives lost their children while living in the White House.
- Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both were shot in the head.
Both were shot in the presence of their wives.
- The Secretary of each President warned them not to go to the theatre and to Dallas, respectively.
- Lincoln's Secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.
- Both were assassinated by Southerners.
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.
- 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 have 15 letters.
- Booth ran from the theatre and was captured in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from the warehouse and was captured in a theatre.
- To cap it all off, Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
Obtained apparently (based on earliest reference in headers) from:
CLEMARES@be.oracle.com on Fri, 6 Dec 1996 09:45:46 +0100. Original source unknown.
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