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 Civil War - General
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Nick Spencer
IOW,United kingdom,
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E-4 Specialist
Posts: 78

Odd things in history
Posted on: 7/9/2018 8:56:06 AM
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
The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both were shot in the head.
Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners.
Both successors were 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 made of fifteen letters.
Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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E-9 Cmd Sgt Major


Posts: 3898

Re: Odd things in history
Posted on: 7/9/2018 9:06:52 AM
Hi Nick,

Very coincidental for sure! Kind of eerie actually!?

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Regards,
MD

BTW Remember this tune?

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Nick Spencer
IOW,United kingdom,
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E-4 Specialist
Posts: 78

Re: Odd things in history
Posted on: 7/9/2018 9:16:03 AM
No, beinga Brit i missed that one, I do know this Dion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAPEfdjvTqE

Gregory C. White
Canton, GA, USA
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E-4 Corporal
Posts: 214

Re: Odd things in history
Posted on: 7/9/2018 6:37:20 PM
The vehicle President Kennedy rode in Dallas was a 1961 Lincoln Continental 4-door convertible, manufactured at Ford's plant in Wixom, Mich. in January 1961. Of course, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre.
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"I do not believe that any man can adequately appreciate the world of to-day unless he has some knowledge of...[and] some feeling for...the history of the world of the past." Theodore Roosevelt

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