A Presidential Connection

I find presidential history fascinating. I enjoy reading about their personal lives, their accomplishments during their presidency, and matters pertaining to the office of the president. I particuraly enjoy reading on the lives of Lincoln, Grant, FDR, and Kennedy. Today, my son Jordan was reading, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Special Edition.  Inside was a list showing how John F Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln were connected. This list is eerie to say the least, seeing how they lived at least one hundred years apart. What do you think?

* Both Kennedy and Lincoln were deeply involved in the civil rights issue of his era. in Lincoln’s time, the issue was slavery: In Kennedy’s, it was segregation.

* Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth was born in 1839.

* Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswalk, was born in 1939.

* Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy who warned him not to go to the threatre that night.

* Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln who warned him not to go to Dallas.

* Both were shot on Friday.

* Both were shot were from behind.

* Both wives were present whent heir husbands were shot.

* Booth shot Lincoln in a theater and ran into a warehouse.

* Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and ran into a theater.

* Both presidents were succeeded by men named Johnson.

* Both Johnsons were Democrats from the South.

* The Johnson who succeeded Lincoln was born in 1808. The Johnson who succeeded Kennedy was born in 1908.

* Both presidents’ last names have 7 letters. Their successors first and last names combined have 13 letters. The combined letters in the names of their assassins’ first and last names have 15.

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