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The very odd similarities between these two US presidents - Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy Photo by: Google images

The strange coincidences between the lives of US presidents John F Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln

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The very odd similarities between these two US presidents - Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy Photo by: Google images

Although they lived a century apart, the political lives and assassinations of Abraham Lincoln andJohn F Kennedy bear many eerie similarities that history can’t explain.

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and Kennedy were elected to Congress exactly a century apart. Lincoln was elected in 1846 and Kennedy was elected in 1946. Likewise they were elected president a century apart, Lincoln in 1860 and Kennedy in 1960.

Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy and Kennedy’s secretary was named Lincoln.

They both lost a child during their time in the White House. Lincoln’s 11-year-old son Willie died of typhoid during the first year of Lincoln’s presidency. Jacqueline Kennedy gave birth to a premature baby in 1963 and the child died two days later.

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

They were both shot in the head on a Friday. Both were shot from behind while seated. Lincoln was shot in Ford Theater and Kennedy was shot in a car called ‘Lincoln’ which was made by ‘Ford.’

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinatedLincoln was born in 1839 and Lee Harvey Oswald , who assassinatedKennedy was born in 1939. Both had connections with the south. Booth was a southern sympathizer and Oswald was born in New Orleans. Booth shot Lincoln in Ford Theater and then ran to a warehouse. Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and then ran to a theater. Oswald and Booth’s full names both contain fifteen letters. Both criminals were shot before their trials.

They were both succeeded by Southerners named Johnson. Lincoln was succeeded by Andrew Johnson and Kennedy was succeeded by Lyndon Johnson. Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908.

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