Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Fun-Fact: Abe Lincoln vs. JFK


Today's Fun-Fact is about the eire similarities of the 16th president Abraham Lincoln and the 35th president John F. Kennedy
I remember reading and finding these facts fascinating when I was little. And it wasn't until recently when I rediscovered them floating around viral on the internets...  

Enjoy and check them out below: 

• 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 a child while living in the White House.

• Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

• Both Presidents were shot in the head. 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. hang on to your seat.

• Lincoln was shot at the theater named "Ford."

• Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln" made by "Ford."

• Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

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

• A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

• Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse...

• Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater... 

.....Pretty Crazy Huh??

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