People says a lot about Former United States Presidents but the similarities, incidences and attributes between two renowned US leaders, 16th President of United States Abraham Lincoln and 35th President John F. Kennedy was always subject of discussion because of its various Uncommon Common Factors.
Here are few points drawn from page of history with the help of Newspapers & Wikipedia.
Here are list of 25 common and uncommon similarities between Lincoln and Kennedy:
#1. Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
#2. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
#3. Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
#4. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
#5. Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
#6. Both wives lost a child while living in the White House.
Now it gets really weird…
#7. Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy.
#8. Kennedy’s Secretary was named Lincoln.
The Assassination Aspect…
#9. Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
#10. Both Presidents were shot in the head.
#11. Both were assassinated by Southerners.
#12. Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.
#13. Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
#14. Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
#15. John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
#16. Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
#17. Both assassins were known by their three names.
#18. Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
#19. Lincoln was shot at the theater named “Ford.”
#20. Kennedy was shot in a car called “Lincoln” made by “Ford.”
#21. Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
And here’s the “kicker”…
#22. A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
#23. A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.
#24. Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse.
#25. Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater.
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