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History Mystery

Steve
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History Mystery

Have a history teacher explain this----- if they can.

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: History Mystery

I think this has been aired on the forum before..... at least once, possibly twice.... sorry but think it is a bit of "old hat"  Cry
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Re: History Mystery

Knew I'd seen this before.
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Steve
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Ah i hadnt realised that,oh well my apologies,still its all a bit weird Cheesy
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I too have had this in an email some time ago. I agree, it really is strange and a tad eerie.
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Yes, I posted it on the forum in January.  Still it's good to read it again.
alanb
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Re: History Mystery

Has anybody checked if there is a correlation between the date of this thread and the earlier one?  Crazy
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No, maybe the OP of this thread and the OP of the first thread were born 100 years apart on the same day