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A Bit Of US History To Ponder

By: Bonnie W On: Sunday, July 26, 2009
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  • Here's a little part of US history that you probably never knew:

    The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.

    Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.

    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.

    Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
    Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.

    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.
    Both Presidents were shot by southerners.

    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 comprised of fifteen letters.

    Lincoln was shot at the theatre named "Kennedy".
    Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln".

    Booth ran from the theatre and was caught in a warehouse.
    Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theatre.

    Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

    Both successors were named Johnson.
    Both successors were southerners.

    Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
    Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

    And...

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

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