Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fun Facts

These were emailed to me many years ago. These are not facts based on my own research, but I find them interesting. They may make you go hmmm...

Part 1: U.S. History

Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain 7 letters.    
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.

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 three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named "Ford."
Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln."

Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.                               
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught 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.                               



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