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    I came across this information today and I thought that it was probably one of the most interesting piece of reading I had ever seen. Iwill let you read it and see what you think.

    Subject: Fw: Similarities between KENNEDY and LINCOLN....




    >>> History Lesson
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Have a history teacher explain this----- if they
    >>>can.
    >>>
    >>> 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.
    >>>
    >>> Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
    >>> 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.
    >>>
    >>> Now it gets really weird.
    >>>
    >>> Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
    >>> Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.
    >>>
    >>> Both were assassinated by Southerners.
    >>> Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.
    >>>
    >>> 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 known by their three names.
    >>> Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
    >>>
    >>> Now hang on to your seat.
    >>>
    >>> Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
    >>> Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln' made by
    >>>'Ford.'
    >>>
    >>> Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran
    >>>and hid
    >>>in a warehouse.
    >>> Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin
    >>>ran and
    >>>hid in a theater.
    >>>
    >>> Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their
    >>>trials.
    >>>
    >>> And here's the kicker...
    >>>
    >>> A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe,
    >>>Maryland
    >>> A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn
    >>>Monroe.
    >>>
    >>> Creepy huh? Send this to as many people as you can,
    >>>cause:
    >>>Hey, this is one history lesson people don't mind reading
    Jim - The Doing is as much fun as the Viewing!
    Jackson, MS

  • #2
    Re: Interesting reading for my US friends

    Very weird and very interesting my friend.
    Ron

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    • #3
      Re: Interesting reading for my US friends

      Yes weird and interesting. Unfortunately many of the "facts" are not true and most of the remaining are insignificant coincidences.

      Snopes explains it well : <http://www.snopes.com/history/american/linckenn.htm>


      Sorry to be a spoilsport, but I do a lot of work with statistics, and it's my job to find where things are significant and when they are coincidences.

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