Sheer Coincidence? Maybe. And Maybe Not!


It’s a small world and there can be a lot of similarities between a lot of people. But the amount of similarities between these two people will surely spook you. There are certain rumors that Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy had a lot in common.

Let’s take a look…Sheer coincidence or rumors? Read and decide for yourself.

1. Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946


2. Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960


3. Both were particularly concerned about civil rights


4. Both their wives lost a child while living in the White House


5. Both Presidents were shot on a Friday and were shot in the head


6. Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy
Kennedy’s Secretary was named Lincoln


7. Both were assassinated by Southerners


8. Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson

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


10. John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln’s assassin, was born in 1839
Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy’s assassin, was born in 1939


11. Both assassins were known by three names and both names comprised fifteen letters


12. Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trial


13. Lincoln was shot at the theater named Ford
Kennedy was shot in a car called Lincoln made by Ford


And here’s the “kicker”:

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


It’s not over yet….

15. Lincoln was shot in a theater, the assassin ran to a warehouse…
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse, the assassin ran to a theater…


Upaali Dhawan
Upaali Dhawan
An optimist person with an appetite for celebrating the good things in life. calm.. composed.. tranquil writer..


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