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Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2002 00:22:09 -0400
From: Methane in New Zealand
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Coincidences

Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 12:32:51 -0600
From: E.W. Smith
Subject: Re: we've heard this before ... but there is a kicker at the

Consider this.....

Abraham Lincoln was elected to congress in 1846
John F Kennedy was elected to congress in 1946

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

both names contain 7 letters

both were particularly concerned with civil rights

both their wives lost children while living in the
white house

both were shot on a Friday
both were shot in the head

Both presidents were shot while seated next to their wife.

Lincoln was shot at the Ford's Theatre
Kennedy was shot in a Ford Lincoln

Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln

Mrs. Kennedy advised Mr. Lincoln not to go to the theatre
Mrs. Lincoln advised Mrs. Kennedy not to go to Dallas.

both were assassinated by southerners
both were succeeded by southerners

both successors were named Johnson

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908

Abraham Lincoln died in 1865
Andrew Johnson died in 1875

John F. Kennedy died in 1963
Lyndon Johnson died in 1973

Both Johnsons faced the next election against men whose names began with
"G" (Grant and Goldwater.)

Both successors left the presidency in disgrace without running for

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939

Both assassins are known by their three names, and
both contain 15 letters

Booth ran from a theatre and was caught in a warehouse
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theatre

Booth and Oswald were both killed before their trials

and here's the kicker:

A week before Lincoln was shot he was in Munroe, Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot he was in Marilyn Monroe.

[ Ok, now this may be funny, but some of these sentences are not true,
as I read on (/jg) ]

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