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    Interesting if really true...

    I just received this in an e-mail and it sounded really interesting. Anyone know if all of this is true???

    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 their children while living in the White House.

    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 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.

    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.'

    Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a
    warehouse.
    Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid 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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    Re: Interesting if really true...

    Very interesting.... Now you got my brain going...
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    Re: Interesting if really true...

    Here's an analysis from Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/history/american/linckenn.htm

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    Re: Interesting if really true...

    You beat me to it!
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    Re: Interesting if really true...

    http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts...?index=K000107


    This has the years of when Kennedy was in congress and president
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    Re: Interesting if really true...

    Very interesting...I figured not all were true. Thanks for clearing it up Hyperbole!

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    Re: Interesting if really true...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperbole View Post
    Thanks for the snopes info and for setting the record straight.
    Cool stuff to know - coincidence or not.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Interesting if really true...

    Quote Originally Posted by I_luv_Disney View Post
    Very interesting.... Now you got my brain going...
    Most of those are true. Not all. They have been repeated so often since the 1960s that they are generally accepted as true. Some of the dubious ones are:
    Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
    Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.
    Kennedy did have a secretary named Evelyn Lincoln, but Lincoln's White House secretaries were John G. Nicolay and John Hay.
    John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
    Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

    Not true. Booth was born in May 1838, not 1839.
    Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a
    warehouse.
    Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.
    Sort of true. Booth was found in a tobacco shed. A tobacco shed is not all that similar to a huge book depository.

    A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland
    A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.
    This kicker was added recently to the list being circulated. Whoever added it was certainly a funny guy, but there is no truth to this detail. Whether Lincoln visited Monroe, Maryland is unknown. I can't find any "Monroe, Maryland" on my map of Virginia. Maybe it was there in the 1860s and Lincoln went there, but I doubt it. More easily disproven is the Marilyn Monroe part. She died in August 1962, about 15 months before Kennedy was shot. If he was "with" her a week before he was shot, then he was a disgusting man.

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