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Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Lincoln-Kennedy Connection

I found these facts to be both interesting and eerie. Here are a number of coincidences that president Lincoln and Kennedy share.

  • Lincoln was elected on November 6, 1860; Kennedy was elected on November 8, 1960.
  • Both had previously been members of Congress. Lincoln was first elected to Congress in 1846; Kennedy in 1946.
  • After their assassinations, both men were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson - and both Johnsons were born 100 years apart: Andrew Johnson in 1808; Lyndon Johnson in 1908.
  • Both men were killed on a Friday by shots to the head as their wives sat beside them.
  • John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in a theatre and fled to barn; Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy's accused killer, shot from a schoolbook warehouse and then fled to a movie theatre. Both assassins were killed before they could be brought to trial.
  • Both assassinations were the result of conspiracies (even though the conspiracy surrounding Kennedy's death is still disputed by some).
  • Lincoln was shot inside Ford's Theater; Kennedy was killed in a Lincoln limousine, made by the Ford Motor Company.
  • Just as Lincoln foresaw his own death, Kennedy seemed to have a premonition of his death as well. Just a few hours before he was murdered in Dallas, John Kennedy told Jackie and Ken O'Donnell, his personal advisor: "If somebody wants to shoot me from a window with a rifle, nobody can stop it, so why worry about it."

"Kennedy also received other psychic warnings about his death. Psychic Jeanne Dixon advised the president that she foresaw his assassination as he traveled through the South. He also received a warning from his secretary that his trip to Dallas could have tragic consequences and urged him not to go. Her name was Evelyn Lincoln."

Source: About.com

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