Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln .
Beliefs and Personal Lives:
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost children while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head
Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford'.
Kennedy was shot while riding in a ' Lincoln '
which is made by 'Ford'.
Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin
fled and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his
assassin fled and hid in a theater.
Both Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy (who were born in northern
states) were assassinated by men who were Southerners.
The Assassins Birthdays:
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln,
was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy,
was born in 1939.
The Assassins Names:
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
Both Lincoln and Kennedy were succeeded by
Southerners named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln,
was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy,
was born in 1908.
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list of "coincidences?" We'd love to hear it!
Perplexing Historical Mysteries: