Happy Turkey Day!

Thirty-eight years ago today John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I have been holding onto an old newspaper clipping (one that I am sure many of you have seen already but hey, I need something to post today) and this post gave me a reason to validate each of the facts. They are all true. Here they are:

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.

The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
Both presidents were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both presidents’ wives both lost children while living in the White House.
Lincoln’s wife advised him not to go to the theatre and Kennedy’s wife advised Kennedy not to go to Dallas.

Abraham Lincoln died in 1865.
Andrew Johnson died in 1875.
John F. Kennedy died in 1963.
Lyndon Johnson died in 1973.

Both presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both presidents were shot in the head.
Both presidents were shot while seated next to their wife.
Both presidents 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.
Both successors left the presidency in disgrace without running for reelection.

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 contain fifteen letters.

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.

Weird huh? Here is an extra bonus coincidence that I didn’t think was quite good enough to be included above:

Lincoln was shot in the Ford Theatre and Kennedy was shot in a Ford Lincoln.

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