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Well everyone this is
my first attempt at creating a page without the use of the easy thing that
Angelfire provides, and so far it is going pretty good. I am however
cheating just a bit. I'm using Netscape's compose that comes with
I decided to create
a Lincoln Kennedy coincidence page after writing my high school senior
term paper. I found alot of this off various sources on the internet
and also from other books. I will give my sources at the end so if
you would like to read more you can. Several of these are stuff that
you hear alot others are some I hadn't ever heard. I cannot however
vouch for how true they are, after all I did find most of them off the
net. So have fun reading and remember to let me know how you liked
it by Signing my guestbook. Thanks.
Both Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy were over six
feet tall (Lincoln was 6' 4" and Kennedy was 6' 1") and athletic.
The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
They were both second children named after their grandfathers.
Both lost a sister before becoming President.
Both served in the Military. Lincoln was a scout
captain in the Blackhawk War. Kennedy was a lieutenant in World War
Lincoln had Marfan's disease, while Kennedy had Addison's
They both enjoyed rocking in rocking chairs.
Neither of the men liked to carry money so both borrowed
Both men married in their thirties to dark-haired, twenty-four
year old women that were previously engaged to some one else. Their
wives came from prominent families and were fluent in French. They
were know for high fashion and criticized by their husbands for spending
to much money.
Both Lincoln and Kennedy lost children 100 years apart
while living in the white house. (Willie Lincoln died in 1863, and
Patrick Kennedy died in 1963)
Two of Lincoln's son's were named Edward and Robert.
Edward died and Robert lived. Two of Kennedy's brothers were named
Edward and Robert. Robert was assassinated and Edward lived.
Lincoln's son Thomas became minister of Great
Britain (later Ct. of St. James) in a Republican Administration twenty-four
years later after Lincoln's death. Kennedy's father, Joseph Kennedy was
ambassador to the Ct. of St. JAmes in a Democratic Administration twenty-four
years before JFK's death.
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846, John
Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
In the election of 1856 Congressman Abraham Lincoln,
who became President four years later, ran for the Vice Presidential Nomination
on the Republican ticket and lost. One hundred years later in the
election of 1956 Senator John F. Kennedy, who four years later would become
President, ran for the Vice presidential nomination on the Democratic ticket
Prior to the election in 1860, two Presidential candidates,
Lincoln and Stephen Douglas engaged in what was known as the Great Debates.
One hundred years later prior to the election of 1960 two Presidential
candidates, Kennedy and Richard Nixon, for the first time in history engaged
in a series of televised debates.
Abraham Lincoln studied law and became President on
the sixth of November 1860. John F. Kennedy studied law and became
President on the eighth of November 1960.
Both men were concerned with the rights of Black Americans,
and made their views known in '63. Kennedy spoke to Congress, while
Lincoln had the Emancipation Proclamation.
Kennedy Won a Pulitzer Prize for his works, while Lincoln
works are classics.
Both presidents had friends named Billy Graham.
(Lincoln's friend was William (Billy) Mentor Graham a school teacher from
New Salem. Kennedy's friend was the Reverend Billy Graham).
Both Presidents had no fear of mortality, and
they disdained bodyguards.
They both had anxiety about possible assassination.
They both stated how easy it would be to assassinate a President.
They received many letters threatening their lives (Lincoln 80, Kennedy
The Secretary of each President warned them not to go
to the theater nor to Dallas.
Lincoln's secretary was named John Kennedy. Kennedy's
secretary was named Evelyn Lincoln. (Evelyn's husband was named Abe.)
Both Presidents were shot in the head, in the presence
of their wives, on a Friday before a holiday. (Lincoln was shot on Good
Friday and Kennedy was shot on the Friday before Thanksgiving.)
They were shot in the presence of another couple with
the male being wounded. (Lincoln was in the presence of Major Rathbon,
who was slashed by a knife. Kennedy was in the presence of Governor
Connally, who was shot.
Lincoln was shot in box seat seven in Ford's theater.
Kennedy was shot in car number seven, a Ford automobile (a Lincoln). This
one amazes me the most.
The Presidents were taken to and later died at a place
with the initials "PH". (Lincoln was taken to the Peterson House,
and Kennedy was taken to Parkland Hospital.)
Mrs. Kennedy insisted that her husband's funeral mirror
Lincoln's. Both men rested on the same catafalque and caisson.
After the assignation the Kennedy family moved to 3017
N. Street N.W. in Georgetown. Lincoln's family moved to 3014 N. Street
N.W. in Georgetown.
The night before Lincoln was shot he spent the night
in Monroe, Maryland. JFK was accused of having an affair with Marylyn
Pheraps the most relaible similarity in Abraham Lincoln
and John F. Kennedy is that they are now both dead. (This fact was courtsey
of my brother Dennis.)
Similarities in the Assassins
The number of letter in the assassin and their victim
totaled fifteen. John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln. Lee Harvey
Oswald killed Kennedy.
John Wilkes Booth was born in 1839. Lee Harvey
Oswald was born in 1939.
Both Booth and Oswald Lacked strong father figures.
They were both Southerns favoring unpopular ideas.
They envisioned fame and glory but only achieved it
after their death.
Both were accused of attempting to murder another political
figure. Booth was accused of attempting to murder William Seward,
while Oswald was accused of attempting to murder John Connally.
After shooting Lincoln Booth ran from a theater and
was captured in a warehouse. After shooting Kennedy, Oswald ran from
a warehouse and was captured in a theater.
Both were detained by officers named Baker. Booth
was detained by Lt. Luther Baker. (He was the leader of the calvary patrol
that captured Booth.) Oswald was detained by Marion Baker. (He was
the Dallas motorcycle patrolman that detained Oswald on the second floor
of the book depository until he learned that Oswald worked there.)
Both men died before being brought to trail.
They were both shot in the blaze of light. (Booth
was shot after his barn burned. Oswald was shot in front of television
Booth shot Lincoln with a pistol. Booth was shot
with a rifle. Oswald shot Kennedy with a rifle and Oswald was shot
with a pistol.
Both Oswald and Booth were shot by men who changed their
names. (Jack Ruby shot Oswald, his former name was Jacob Rubenstien.
Boston Corbett shot Booth, his former name was Thomas.)
Autopsies were done on both Booth and Oswald to clarify
their identity. A number of years later both of their cases were
reopened without really resolving who was the assassin.
Lincoln and Kennedy's successors were both named Johnson.
They were both Southern Democrats from states that begin with "T". ( Andrew
Johnson was from Tennessee, while Lyndon Johnson was from Texas.)
Andrew Johnson was born in 1808, while Lyndon Johnson
was born in 1908.
Both names contain thirteen letters.
They were both large men, and father to two daughters.
They were both in the military. Andrew Johnson
was a Brigadier General in the Civil War. Lyndon Johnson was a commander
in the navy during World War II.
They entered the Presidency in their mid fifty's.
They are the only two Presidents to have urethral stones.
In the election of '64, both Johnson's were opposed
for reelection by men whose names start with the letter "G". (Andrew Johnson
was opposed by Ulysses Grant. Lyndon Johnson was opposed to Barry Goldwater.)