History Lesson


Have a history teacher explain this----- if they can.
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.

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.

Now 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.

And here's the kicker...

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

Creepy huh? Send this to as many people as you can, cause: Hey, this is one history lesson people don't mind reading
as soon as I saw that, I thought of a hoax or an urban legend. Well, that's interesting, but I tried to find something on the net, and it seems that the Kennedy/Lincoln story is very popular.
I found this: http://www.kilty.com/l_and_k.htm
It basically say that you shouldn't believe everything you are told, unless you now about the facts. I don't know anything about history, I thought Kennedy was a character in South Park... oh, that is Kenny, but anyway... Oh my God they killed Kennedy! You ####!!!
And it basically says that you can find coincidences and interesting facts wherever you want, it depends on the point of view. For example, did anyone notice that the initial of "Global warming" are GW, like Goeorge W? And that George and Saddam has the same number of letters? Emotion: wink
<<Oh my God they killed Kennedy! You ####!!!>>

This made me laugh! Emotion: big smile
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unfortunately kennedy wasn't alive at the next episode:P
Hm... Coincidence! Nothing more...
Prez1dentHm... Coincidence! Nothing more...
[:^)]... If there would be just one coincidence, I would agree with you.
But there is a bunch of coincidences! Can you still call them coincidences?
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Nice lesson they are really strange facts about these two presidents. Thank u EL and all who participated in this cute thread.