Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ironic Presidential History -- Kennedy and Lincoln

Something I received in an email...

History Lesson

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.


total-spender said...

Hey esofthub

Most bizarre (and certainly thought provoking).

Shouldn't the last sentence to that post have read:

"A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.

A week before Kennedy was shot, he was in Marilyn Monroe".

I apologies unreservedly for lowing the tone of your fine site (honest!). Having just read it, that is what I was expecting.

I'm not sure if that is good or bad (although I have my suspicions it's the latter).

Again, my humble apologies.

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esofthub said...

total-spender, don't worry about it. I can see how you could come to that conclusion. I received it from a close relative, so it was probably cleaned up. :)

esofthub said...

the anitokid, that's awesome! I appreciate the mention. Thanks again!

HMTKSteve said...

I thought you were going to say he was *in* Marilyn Monroe.

esofthub said...

HMTKSteve, you and total-spender are thinking the same thing. The last sentence has been "tamed."

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Maximilian said...

I have posted an abridged version of this post in my blog. I have linked it to your blog, of course

esofthub said...

Maximilian, I appreciate it.