Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lincoln and Kennedy

Here's a little part of history that is interesting.

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.
The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
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.
Both successors were named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson who succeeded Kennedy was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Both, who assassinated Lincoln was born in 1838
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.
Booth ran from a theater and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.


Becky and Gary said...

I have read this before and am still amazed at all the close facts. Good stuff.
Have a wonderful rest of the week Margaret.

kavita said...

These are amazing facts - never read them before.Once again thanks for the informative post.Have a great week!

Merle said...

Dear Margaret ~~ I have read this before and been amazed y it, good to see it again.
I am sorry my Sparrow story brought you to tears, but it was a nice story - how much
her mate cared. I couldn't have been as calm as that grandfather either. Have a nice week my friend. Love, Merle.

Linda said...

I had never seen this before and it's so fascinating!! Very, very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have seen this before Margaret, several times, and it never ceases to amaze me. :)

Denise said...

I think I may be repeating myself here Margaret because I had a service unavailable comment when I pressed the button the last time, but I did not want to risk not commenting so I am trying again. This has been happening to me a lot lately, and it's not just your blog but others, so I think there is a kink between blogger and my server; hopefully it will get fixed soon :)

What I wanted to say was how much I enjoy these posts, always so interesting. Thank you very much. Thank you also for stopping by my blog and always leaving sweet and positive comments. It is always great to see you there and I always enjoy my visits here. Have a great week.
An English Girl Rambles

Babli said...

Very nice, informative and interesting post. Thanks for sharing it.

Kay said...

I've seen this before, but it still amazes me when I see it again.

Judy said...

Amazing facts about two great presidents. I learned something here today as I had not seen this before. Very interesting.

dr.antony said...

Amazing coincidences.Or is it that there are patterns in life?

Gramma Ann said...

I have seen this before, but always enjoy reading it again. It has such amazing facts, and makes for a fun read each time I read it.

The weather here in Iowa the last few days has been delightful. But it sounds like the weatherman is going to take it all away this week-end, but I love the milder temps. Hope all is well in your little corner of the world.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Margaret:)

Very interesting and informative. Such coincidences in dates are truly amazing. Both were very famous presidents and I think both looked very handsome and stylish. But one I think was a poor wood cutter and the other was from a traditionally rich family.

I enjoyed reading this interesting post.

Best wishes:)

Babli said...

You are welcome in my new post -

Patty said...

A little scary isn't it.

Anonymous said...

OMG goodness! That is crazy!

Holly said...

I have read those facts before, it is a little eery isn't it.

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