Sunday, June 29, 2008

Lessons from American History

History Mystery or Strange Coincidents

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Have a history teacher explain this----- if they can.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
J= ohn F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was= elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 19= 60.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wi= ves lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presi= dents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head
Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln 's secretary was named Kenned= y.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln .

Both were assassinated by Southerner= s.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Joh= nson, who succeeded Lincoln , was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who suc= ceeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wi= lkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln , was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Osw= ald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins we= re known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen lette= rs.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theat= er 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 i= n a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran a= nd hid in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before thei= r trials.

And here's the kicker...

A week before Lincoln wa= s shot, he was in Monroe , Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he = was with Marilyn Monroe.

Creepy huh? Send this to as many people as you can, cause:
H= ey, this is one history lesson most people probably will not mind reading!

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