Lincoln and Kennedy

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  1. Colin1

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    Some bizarre coincidences
    Probably not news to the US guys, anyone know if they're (all) true?

    Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846
    John F Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946

    Lincoln was elected President in 1860
    Kennedy was elected President in 1960

    Both were shot on a Friday

    Lincoln's secretary was called Kennedy
    Kennedy's secretary was called Lincoln

    Both were succeeded by a President Johnson

    Johnson succeeding Lincoln was born in 1808
    Johnson succeeding Kennedy was born in 1908

    John Wilkes Booth - Lincoln's assassin - was born in 1839
    Lee Harvey Oswald - Kennedy's assassin - was born in 1939

    Booth ran from a theatre and was caught in a warehouse
    Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theatre

    Booth and Oswald were both assassinated themselves before they came to trial.
     
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    Lincoln was shot in Fords Theatre.
    Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln made by Ford.

    Both secretaries told them not to go.

    Both assasins have the same number of letters in their names.
     
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