The following facts and similarities about President Lincoln and President Kennedy have been thoroughly researched and fact-checked by the PPSIMMONS team. There are several versions of this floating around on the Internet - most with grievous errors or flat out falsehoods inserted. Again - THIS ONE is 100% accurate in fact. Very interesting indeed.
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 wives lost their children while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both were shot in the head.
Kennedy's secretary was named Evelyn Lincoln
Both were succeeded by men of Southern heritage.
Both successors were named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both of their FULL names are comprised of fifteen letters
Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse/barn
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
(Booth shot Lincoln in a theater of the type where live stage shows are held, then fled across state lines before being trapped and killed in a tobacco shed several days later. Oswald shot Kennedy from a textbook warehouse, then remained in Dallas and was caught and taken alive in a movie theater a little over an hour later.)
Booth and Oswald were shot and killed before their trials.