The Eerie Comparisons of Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy

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Sometimes when looking back at historical events there are things that align in mysterious ways. When looking at the lives and deaths of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, there are more than just a few freakish coincidences that have come to light.  These similarities at times seem identical, yet at times some of the things that pair up seem to have eerily mirrored scenarios that layout in a reversal of actions. You’ll see what I mean in a moment.  After reading through the list below you’ll have to agree that it’s pretty wild. Here’s some of their stranger than fiction comparisons:

  • 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 7 letters.
  • Both Lincoln and Kennedy were heavily concerned with civil rights.
  • Abraham Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy <—> John F. Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln.
  • Both Presidents had lost a child while living in the White House.
  • Both Presidents were shot in the head on a Friday.
  • Lincoln’s assassin has 15 letters in his name (John Wilkes Booth) <—> Kennedy’s assassin has 15 letters in his name (Lee Harvey Oswald).
  • John Wilkes Booth was born in 1839 <—> Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939.
  • Lincoln was shot at the theater named ‘Ford’ <—> Kennedy was shot while riding in a ‘Lincoln.’
  • Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran to a warehouse <—> Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran to a theater.
  • Both Presidents were succeeded by someone by the name of Johnson.
  • Lincoln’s successor, Andrew Johnson, has 13 letters in his name <—> Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon Johnson, also has 13 letters.
  • Andrew Johnson was born in 1808. <—> Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908.
  • There have been claims in which people have said they have seen the ghosts of both President Lincoln and of President Kennedy at the White House. My guess is that they both had unfinished business.

These odd comparisons of two of the most remarkable American Presidents are very intriguing. If there’s one thing that the lives and deaths of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy has proven, is that sometimes history truly does repeat itself, even when the stories are mysteriously unraveled to appear as if they could have been an episode from the Twilight Zone.  President Abraham Lincoln was shot on April 14th, 1865  and after a night full of agony and struggle he died early in the morning of April 15th, 1865.


Until next time…


~William C. Raustler