Arguably two of the 'greatest presidents' of all time. both full of enthusiasm and the desire to spark change in society. Many people are aware that these two leaders share many similar qualities however most people also are unaware of how deep this story goes. Some similarities that are quite remarkable and some that are truly disturbing. So here are a few things I found to be most eye opening.
Abraham Lincoln was elected 16th president of the United States on November 6th, 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected 35th president of the United States on November 8th,1960.
( A difference of almost exactly 100 years.)
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
( Another 100 years hmm? )
Most of us love Friday, these men do not.
Abraham Lincoln was shot on a Friday sitting next to his wife.
John F. Kennedy was shot on a Friday sitting next to his wife.
John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln, he himself was shot before being indicted.
Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated Kennedy, he himself was shot before being indicted.
( Strange how justice was never served on two of the biggest crimes of all time, maybe things aren't always how they seem. Personal observation, both alleged assassins have 15 letters in their entire name. Creating aliases are not always a simple randomization...)
Where did these high profile presidents get murdered?
Abraham Lincoln was shot inside "Ford Theatre".
John F. Kennedy was shot inside a Ford automobile.
Lincoln's wife had lost a child during their stay at the white house.
Kennedy's wife had lost a child during their stay at the white house.
John Wilkes Booth was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939.
( This is probably where the common sense and logical explanation of coincidences start drying out.)
Speaking of those assassins, someone had to take over presidency during those 2 deaths right?
Andrew Johnson was the vice president who took over after Lincoln, born in 1808.
Lyndon B. Johnson was the vice president who took over after Kennedy, born in 1908.
( Where have we seen that 100 year difference before? oh right. Oh and both of their names Andrew Johnson & Lyndon Johnson have 13 letters each.)
Lincoln was shot in the back of the head.
Kennedy was shot in the back of the head.
An employee of Abraham Lincoln named Ms. Kennedy tried stopping Lincoln from going to the Theatre prior to his death.
An employee of John F. Kennedy named Ms. Lincoln tried stopping Kennedy from going to Dallas
prior to his death.