Here's an item in the "It Makes You Wonder" category. The basic theme has been around for a long time and perhaps you've seen it before; if not you'll find it interesting. I've seen other versions of this material that went on for pages.
Odd but true.
- There are seven letters in the names of Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy.
- Both Presidents had the legality of their election contested.
- Both were directly concerned with the issue of civil rights.
- Lincoln's secretary, who advised him not to go to the theatre, was named Kennedy
- Kennedy's secretary, who advised him not to go to Dallas, was named Lincoln.
- Both were slain on a Friday and in the presence of their wives.
- Both were assassinated by Southerners favoring unpopular ideas.
- Both were succeeded by Southern Democrats who had served in the U.S. Senate.
- Both successors were named Johnson, whose first and last names contain a total of thirteen letters.
- Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
- Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
- John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln was born in 1839.
- Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy was born in 1939.
- Both assassins were know by their three names.
- Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
- Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
- Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
- Both Presidents are depicted on U.S. coins.
- Booth and Oswald were murdered before their trials.
- Lincoln and Kennedy were carried on the same caisson.
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