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Have a history teacher explain this if they can.




Abraham Lincoln, as a member of the Whig party,

was elected to Congress in 1847.

John F. Kennedy was elected to The House of Representatives in 1947.


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 their children 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 B. Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.



John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln , was born in 1838.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.



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


Hang on to your seat . . . .


Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln ' made by 'Ford.'


Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.


Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.


A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland. 
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.



Coincidence ? ?  Perhaps ! !

It is said that History repeats itself . . .

Was that the case for these two Presidents ?



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