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Author Topic: Interesting stuff on Lincoln and Kennedy  (Read 1080 times)
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« on: February 08, 2007, 09:07:15 PM »

Comparison of events
The following chart compares the amazing coincidences in the deaths of Lincoln and Kennedy. Some items that are commonly listed in this comparison have been deleted as incorrect, thanks to reader feedback.

Lincoln
 Kennedy
 
Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846
 Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946
 
He was elected President in 1860
 He was elected President in 1960
 
His wife lost a child while living in the White House
 His wife lost a child while living in the White House
 
He was directly concerned with Civil Rights
 He was directly concerned with Civil Rights
 
Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy who told him not to go to the theater *1
 Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln who told him not to go to Dallas **2
 
Lincoln was shot in the back of the head in the presence of his wife
 Kennedy was shot in the back of the head in the presence of his wife
 
Lincoln shot in the Ford Theatre
 Kennedy shot in a Lincoln, made by Ford
 
He was shot on a Friday
 He was shot on a Friday
 
The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was known by three names, comprised of fifteen letters
 The assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was known by three names, comprised of fifteen letters
 
Booth shot Lincoln in a theater and fled to a warehouse
 Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and fled to a theater
 
Booth was killed before being brought to trial
 Oswald was killed before being brought to trial
 
There were theories that Booth was part of a greater conspiracy
 There were theories that Oswald was part of a greater conspiracy
 
Lincoln's successor was Andrew Johnson, born in 1808
 Kennedy's successor was Lyndon Johnson, born in 1908
 
both successors were southerners

*1 Note: It is an urban myth that Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy. There is no record of that.

**2 Note: There is no record whether or not Kennedy's secretary warned him.

Other interesting facts
Apparently Lincoln had a dream several days before the assassination that he had been killed. He told his wife that he had seen himself in a casket.

Also, Lincoln's son Tad had a pet turkey named Jack. Tad asked his father not to kill the turkey for Thanksgiving. Although Harry S Truman started the official tradition, Lincoln was the first to "pardon" a Thanksgiving turkey.

Now what would be real interesting is if Kennedy had a pet named Abe or had pardoned someone by that name. Thus far, I haven't heard of that.

Skeptics disagree
Some skeptics say that you could take any two famous people and find a number of similar-type coincidences between them. The only problem with that theory is that there really haven't been any listings of such comparisons. And certainly none has been as extensive as the Lincoln-Kennedy similarities.

In conclusion
Facts concerning the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy are amazingly similar. It is uncertain if such coincidences have any meaning, but they certainly are strange
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007, 09:49:08 PM »

History repeats itself I think
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2007, 09:52:51 PM »

coiencedence, that's it.

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2007, 09:34:22 PM »

well im with kirk o. History does seem to repeat its self quiet a bit
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2007, 11:24:20 PM »

The reason history repeats itself is that man does not have a collective memory.  Things learned in one generation have to be relearned once the influence of that generation passes.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2007, 07:48:33 AM »

Brian, your right. I don't remember who said it but here it goes.   "People who don't know history are doomed to repeat it."
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