Strange but true!


glossprincess
#1
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 a child while living in the WhiteHouse.


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 1839

Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born 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."



Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.



And here's the "kicker":

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Marylan

A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.


and Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse.

Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater.
 
Blackleaf
#2
Yeah. That is weird. I've heard about that before.

It's just like the strange coincidences involving King Umberto I of Italy at the beginning of the 20th Century.
 
Blackleaf
#3
In Monza, Italy, King Umberto I, went to a small restaurant for dinner, accompanied by his aide-de-camp, General Emilio Ponzia-Vaglia. When the owner took King Umberto's order, the King noticed that he and the restaurant owner were virtual doubles, in face and in build. Both men began discussing the striking resemblances between each other and found many more similarities.

a) Both men were born on the same day, of the same year, (March 14th, 1844).

b) Both men had been born in the same town.

c) Both men married a woman with same name, Margherita.

d) The restauranteur opened his restaurant on the same day that King Umberto was crowned King of Italy.

e) On the 29th July 1900, King Umberto was informed that the restauranteur had died that day in a mysterious shooting accident, and as he expressed his regret, he was then assassinated by an anarchist in the crowd.

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glossprincess
#4
Creepy
 
Blackleaf
#5
And there were strange coincidences that surrounded the ship Titanic....

In 1898, 14 years before the Titanic sank, Morgan Robertson wrote a novella about a giant transatlantic passenger liner. Like the Titanic his ship was the largest ship afloat, with specifications very close to those of the Titanic. Also like Titanic, Robertson's fictional ship was brand new, considered unsinkable and sank after striking an iceberg on a voyage across the Atlantic. Titan on her third trip; Titanic on her maiden voyage. Both sank on a cold April night with high loss of life. The name Robertson christened his ship? The "Titan." Other comparisons of the fictional ship with the Titanic, Titan figures first:


Length:
Titan - 800 ft
Titanic - 883 ft

Number of watertight Compartments:
Titan -19
Titanic - 16

Speed:
25 knots
22.5

Passengers:
2,000
2,201

Lifeboats: Both ships carried only enough boats for half the passengers


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Dexter Sinister
#6
Not really strange, and not entirely true either.

http://www.snopes.com/history/american/linckenn.htm
 
Curiosity
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter Sinister

Not really strange, and not entirely true either.

http://www.snopes.com/history/american/linckenn.htm

Thank You Dexter!

I felt a Snopes moment coming on....because the dates I had learned regarding both Lincoln and Kennedy were going askew....
and I thought I am too young to be going senile (yet).... :P
 
zoofer
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Wednesday's Child

....
and I thought I am too young to be going senile (yet).... :P

What a coincidence! I too am too young.
 
Curiosity
#9
Zoofer

As much as I joke - some days I know I am having senile onset!!! :P
 
Carey
#10
So interesting Histroy.I have heard somethings about Kennedy.Someone have cursed his family.
 
JoeyB
#11
I just want to know if Kennedy was screwing Marilyn or not. Don't care about the rest really...
 

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