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 a child 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.”
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.
Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse…
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater…
I saw this had to share just in case anyone did not know.
I WILL NEVER CEASE TO REBLOG THIS
Ok, I’m sick of seeing this. Have any of you done any research?
- Yes, both presidents were elected to Congress in a year ending in ‘46 and elected in a year ending in ‘60. Considering the two’s milestones were separated by 100 years and elections occur in even increments - it’s not that surprising. William H. Harrison won the election of 1840 and Franklin D. Roosevelt won the election of 1940. Both had three names!!!!!! SHOCKING.
- Lincoln’s primary focus during his presidency was dealing with the war. The fact the emancipation proclamation was the beginning of the abolition of slavery was a beautiful thing, but I consider that more of a side effect when you actually analyze his focus.
- All of Lincoln’s children passed except for one. It was the 1800s - mortality was high. One of Kennedy’s children was a stillborn who was born before he was in office. His second child was born premature and died within a few days. You know what other presidents lost children while in office? John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Pierce, and Calvin Coolidge.
- Abraham Lincoln was shot on a Thursday and died on a Friday. Kennedy was shot and killed on a Friday.
- LINCOLN’S SECRETARIES WERE JOHN HAY AND JOHN NICOLAY
- Considering both of their viewpoints directly opposed the South, is it a surprised that is who targeted the two?
- Let’s not talk about how common of a name Johnson is.
- Once again, the careers were 100 years apart - just because 100 is a pretty number doesn’t give it any historical merit.
- Let’s name more killers with three names… James Earl Ray, John Wayne Gacy, Mark David Chapman, Gary Leon Ridgeway…
- Really? We’re counting letters. Ok, I am not even going to entertain this coincidence.
- Wow, it all makes sense now. Henry Ford, the inventor of the old-timey car, is actually the missing piece.
- Booth died in a gun battle, hardly an assassination. Plus, if you killed the president - wouldn’t you think someone would be pissed off enough to retaliate?
- Seriously, have you ever LOOKED at a map? Monroe, Maryland isn’t a place. MARILYN MONROE DIED IN 1962. KENNEDY WAS SHOT IN 1963. MATH PEOPLE, MATH!!
- Not only was Booth’s capture so poorly documented, the only real statement concluding where he was captured suggests it was in a shed.
It actually sickens me how people blindly accept information. Do some research, have some motivation to discover - don’t be a sheep. We’re supposed to be the future.