Friday Forwards - #16

Friday, January 7, 2011
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Similarities Between the Assassinations of Kennedy and Lincoln


-Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
-Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
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-Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
-Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

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-Lincoln's wife lost a child while living in the White House.
-Kennedy's wife lost a child while living in the White House.

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-Lincoln was directly concerned with Civil Rights.
-Kennedy was directly concerned with Civil Rights.

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-Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy who told him not to go to the theater.*1-Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln who told him not to go to Dallas.*2

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-Lincoln was shot in the back of the head in the presence of his wife.
-Kennedy was shot in the back of the head in the presence of his wife.

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-Lincoln was shot in the Ford Theatre.
-Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln, made by Ford.

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-Lincoln was shot on a Friday.
-He was shot on a Friday.

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-Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was known by three names, comprised of fifteen letters.
-Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was known by three names, comprised of fifteen letters.

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-Booth shot Lincoln in a theater and fled to a warehouse. *3-Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and fled to a theater.

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-Booth was killed before being brought to trial.
-Oswald was killed before being brought to trial.

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-There were theories that Booth was part of a greater conspiracy.
-There were theories that Oswald was part of a greater conspiracy.

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-Lincoln's successor was Andrew Johnson, born in 1808.
-Kennedy's successor was Lyndon Johnson, born in 1908.
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*1 Note: It is an urban myth that Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy. There is no record of that.

*2 Note: There is no record whether or not Kennedy's secretary warned him.

*3 Note: Booth actually fled to a farm and was killed in a tobacco barn. It might be a stretch to call it a warehouse. But two years after his death, Booth's body was temporarily moved to a warehouse. Also, after the assassination, the government closed the Ford Theatre and turned it into a warehouse.

4 comments:

  1. Fun list to read even with the footnotes. Have a super weekend! :O)

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  2. Thanks, Linda, for hosting me. It was fun.
    Rhobin

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