Strange Similarities

Have a history teacher explain this if they can.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 

John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.

John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil 

Both wives lost a child while living in the White 

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 

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.”

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.


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…

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