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Coincidences in history
June 18, 2013 - Matthew Burdette
History always has been fascinating to me. We truly don't know where we are going, unless we know where we have been. It's also uncanny how history manages to repeat itself and how there are so many coincidences throughout time. Here's an item that's been floating around the Internet. It's a fun read and definitely makes you think.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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