Monday, January 12, 2009

Lincoln and Kennedy Connections

I know that some emails can be really bizarre and often-times absolutely incorrect, but this email sort of intrigued me, and I wondered if most of these facts were actually true.

This information I received was linking the odd connections between Abraham Lincoln and JFK (John F. Kennedy) which are very similar, thus extremely strange and mind-boggling.

Not only do I want to present the information, but I also want to see how accurate and true these statements are. Most of them seem to be pretty right-on and checkable (as to see its correctness), but please do use your discretion.

Apparently this is also known information to a lot of people, as I have found a hooded sweatshirt above that has both presidents on it. Strange.

Here are the similarities:

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 their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents 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 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'.

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.

I know that some of these are a stretch, but a lot of them are pretty interesting. Look into it. It's not too far off.

So, what do you think of the connections between both presidents?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This 'connection' has been around for YEARS! I had heard of it in jr. high back in '78...way before it made it to email! has done a very good job of analyzing this hooey. Check it out here: