tirsdag, november 07, 2006
The Lincoln-Kennedy Coincidence
First of all both men had seven letters in their surname.
Kennedy was elected president in 1960 and had a secretary called Lincoln. Lincoln was elected president in 1860 and had a secretary called Kennedy.
Both secretaries warned their president against going to the place where they were murdered.
Both presidents were shot in the head from behind in the presence of their wives.
Lincoln was sitting in Ford's theatre, and Kennedy was in a Ford Lincoln motor car.
The assassins, John Wilkes Booth (born 1839), and Lee Harvey Oswald (born 1939) were both killed before they could stand trial.
Booth shot Lincoln in a theatre and tried to hide in a warehouse. Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and ran from there into a theatre.
Both vice presidents were called Johnson. Andrew Johnson was born in 1808, and Lyndon B. Johnson was born in 1908.
The two presidents were concerned with the civil rights issues of their time.
Is all this just a coincidence?