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Thu 02 Dec 2010 01:11:14 | 2 comments

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 are associated with civil rights. 

Both wives lost their children while living in the White House. 

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday. 

Both were shot in the head.

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, Lincoln's successor, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, Kennedy's successor, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth was born in 1839. 
Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939. 

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are comprised of fifteen letters. 

Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse. 
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater. 

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.


Wow, that's kind of astounding really. Almost like history repeating itself with just minor differences. I wonder if there are any comparable similarities with other presidents.


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