Have a history teacher explain these if they can!!
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846, later as President in 1860.
John F Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946, later as President in 1960.
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 and on their heads.
Now it gets really really weird ………..
Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy, whilst Kennedy’s secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assasinated by Southerners, and succeeded by Southeners 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 were composed of fifteen letters.
Now hang on to your seat ……………… !!!
Lincoln was shot at the theatre named ‘Ford’.
Kennedy was shot in a car called ‘Lincoln’ made by ‘Ford’.
Lincoln was shot in a theatre and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse,
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse, and his assassin ran and hid in a theatre.
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!
Creepy huh??!! This is perhaps one history lesson most people probably will not mind reading!!
– compiled by Dib Mossavi