Our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. in 1865. Our 34th President, John F. Kennedy was assassinated on the streets of Dallas, Texas in 1963. To compare these two horrible events in our history is bad enough. But when studying them closely, some very interesting facts come to light. There are many coincidences between the two assassinations. Here are a list of them. Kind of weird, huh? well, I thought so too. Check out your history and you'll find them all true.
-Both Lincoln and Kennedy were concerned with Civil Rights.
-Lincoln was elected President in 1860. Kennedy was elected in 1960.
-Both Lincoln and Kennedy was assassinated on a Friday.
-Both Lincoln and Kennedy were killed in the presence of their wives.
-Both were shot from behind and both died of head wounds.
-Their successors were both named Johnson and were southern Democrats from the senate.
-Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908.
-John Wilkes Both was born in 1839 and Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939.
-Booth and Oswald were southerners favoring unpopular ideas.
-Both Presidents' wives lost children through death while in the White House.
-Lincoln's secretary's name was Kennedy.
-Kennedy's secretary's name was Lincoln.
-Lincoln's secretary advised him not to go to the theater that night.
-Kennedy's secretary advised him not to go to Dallas.
-John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in a theater and was captured in a warehouse.
-Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and was captured in a theater.
-Lincoln was shot in a Theater owned by a man named "Ford".
-Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln built by a company that was owned by "Ford".
-The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
-The names Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Johnson each contain 13-letters.
-The names John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald each contain 15-letters.
-Both assassins were killed before being brought to trial.
-Both Johnsons were opposed for re-election by men whose names begin with the letter "G".
-And here's the really weird thing...after Lincoln's assassination, Secretary of War Stanton sent for the New York Chief of Police to help in the search for Booth. The Police Chief's name was...are you ready for this?...John Kennedy! It's true, check it out.
Another thing I have found interesting is that all of the assassins have three names that they are known by:
Assassin of Abraham Lincoln: John Wilkes Booth.
Assassin of John F. Kennedy: Lee Harvey Oswald.
Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.: James Earl Ray.
Assassin of John Lennon: Mark David Chapman.
The assassin of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 was Sirhan Sirhan. But, who knows, maybe his name was really, Sirhan Sirhan Sirhan. Ya never know.