It is often said that if one does not learn from history, they are doomed to repeat it. So what does it mean when history isn’t exactly repeated, it’s just full of crazy coincidences?
Have a history teacher explain this – if they can.
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.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.
Now it gets really weird.
Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy’s Secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners 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 composed of fifteen letters.
Now hang on to your seat.
Lincoln was shot at the theater 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 in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
And here’s the kicker…
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.
DUN DUN DUN…
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Hey, it might be lame, but it’s still trippy. And it’s a good way to pass some time. I have never said that everything on my blog is 100% true. It’s just something fun to do.
Thanks for the link. Until your sarcastic comment, I had no idea there was a snopes.com link. Why don’t YOU pick two events and find the coinsedences in them? Might be fun to share with others.
As for coinsidences, I don’t (personally) believe in them. Doesn’t necessarity mean it’s either true or not, but there IS something to it. Perhaps that’s where FATE steps in.
I really like the lateral way of looking at this, true or not… I’m thinking of including this theory in a hostorical research project of mine so if there was any research behind this I could refer to pls could you forward me the links to my mail…