Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States until he was assassinated in April 1865. He is considered by many as one of America’s greatest leaders due to both his remarkable positive impact on the country as well as his unique appeal. Born and reared in a poor family, Lincoln’s story is one of those few remarkable stories of the rise from humble beginnings to greater achievements, Lincoln was a self educated country lawyer that led his country through its greatest military, constitutional and moral crises—the War between the states or American Civil War— he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the central government and modernised the economy. It was Abraham Lincoln who defined democracy as “The government of the people for the people by the people” 

Abraham-Lincoln

John F Kennedy nicknamed “Jack”on the other hand has achieved what no other American had ever done by becoming the first and only Roman Catholic president of the United States. He is perhaps best known for the establishment of the Peace Corps, an organization that is responsible for sending thousands of volunteers around the world for the purpose of helping the needy, his call for service to his country has remained an inspiring and memorable appeal till date, he is known for famously saying, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Just like Abraham Lincoln, his tenure was faced with a lot of crisis but he was able to ultimately divert a nuclear war with the Soviet Union and secure the removal of missiles from Cuba among other achievements.

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It will be very interesting to look at the coincidences between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, This list first appeared in the mainstream American press in 1964, just barely a year after the assassination of John F. Kennedy and is currently in circulation today, almost 50 years later. While some of them are true such as the year in which Lincoln and Kennedy were each elected President, we are not sure whether Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln for instance, what you’re going to see below will truly amaze you and I hope you’ll find it very interesting


– Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846
– Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946


– Lincoln was elected president in 1860
– Kennedy was elected president in 1960


– Andrew Johnson’s name has 13 letters
– Lyndon Johnson’s name has 13 letters


– Andrew Johnson had a pug nose and slicked-back hair
– Lyndon Johnson had a pug nose and slicked-back hair


– Lincoln was sitting beside his wife when he was shot
– Kennedy was sitting beside his wife when he was shot


– Rathbone, who was with Lincoln when he was shot, was injured (by being stabbed)
– Connally, who was with Kennedy when he was shot, was injured (by being shot)


– Rathbone’s name has 8 letters
– Connally’s name has 8 letters


– Lincoln’s wife held his head in her lap after he was shot
– Kennedy’s wife held his head in her lap after he was shot


– Lincoln was shot on a Friday
– Kennedy was shot on a Friday


– Lincoln was shot in a theatre named  Ford
– Kennedy was shot in a car made by  Ford


– Kennedy was shot in a car named Lincoln


– Lincoln’s bodyguard was away from his post at the door of the President’s box at the theatre
– Kennedy’s bodyguards were away from their posts on the running-boards of the President’s car


– Lincoln was shot in a theatre and his assassin ran to a warehouse
– JFK was shot from a warehouse and his alleged assassin ran to a theatre


– Lincoln’s assassin had a three-worded name, John Wilkes Booth
– Kennedy’s alleged assassin had a three-worded name, Lee Harvey Oswald


– John Wilkes Booth has 15 letters
– Lee Harvey Oswald has 15 letters


– John Wilkes Boothe was born in 1839 (s/b 1838)
– Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939


– Lincoln didn’t die immediately after being shot
– Kennedy didn’t die immediately after being shot


– Lincoln and Kennedy died in places beginning with the initials P and H
– Lincoln died in Petersen’s house
– Kennedy died in Parkland Hospital


– Booth was shot and killed in police custody before going to trial
– Oswald was shot and killed in police custody before going to trial


– Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln


– After Lincoln’s assassination the nation experienced an emotional convulsion
– After Kennedy’s assassination the nation experienced an emotional convulsion


– the whole world cried when Lincoln died
– the whole world cried when Kennedy died


– Lincoln’s funeral train travelled from Washington DC to New York
– Kennedy’s brother’s funeral train travelled from New York to Washington DC


– Lincoln Assassination conspiracy theories are believed all these years later
– Kennedy Assassination conspiracy theories are believed all these years later


– Abraham was the first name of the man who filmed Kennedy’s murder in the Lincoln


– The man running alongside Kennedy’s car snapping pictures with his 35mm camera was a salesman of Lincoln cars

– Kennedy bought a Virginia home that was the 1861 Civil War headquarters of Lincoln’s first general-in-chief, McClellan

– Jefferson Davis was the name of the President of the Confederate States while Lincoln was president of the United States

– Jefferson Davis Tippit was the name of the police officer killed allegedly by Kennedy’s alleged assassin


– Lincoln was famous for his wit and for telling hilarious stories and anecdotes
– Kennedy was famous for his wit and for telling hilarious stories and anecdotes


– Lincoln was sitting in a rocking chair at Ford’s Theater when he was shot
– Kennedy had a special rocking chair he sat in at the White House
– Henry Ford bought the rocking chair Lincoln died in and put it in his museum in Dearborn


– Kennedy’s seat in the Lincoln he was sitting in when he was shot is in Ford’s museum
– Lincoln’s seat in the Ford he was sitting in when he was shot is in Ford’s museum

– John Kennedy is the name of a character in a 1951 movie about a detective travelling by train
to thwart the assassination of President Lincoln


– John Kennedy is the name of the real-life detective who travelled in the train with President Lincoln in 1860 to thwart his assassination


– In 1863, the Tsar sent the war fleet of the Russian empire to assist President Lincoln during the American civil war
– In 1962, during the Kennedy presidency, a fleet of Russian ships transporting instruments of war were steaming towards America with less benign intent


– Kennedy’s funeral was modeled on Lincoln’s funeral


– Andrew Johnson was a heavy drinker with crude behavior
– Lyndon Johnson was a heavy drinker with crude behavior


– There were conspiracy theories that Johnson was knowledgeable about Lincoln’s assassination
– There were conspiracy theories that Johnson was knowledgeable about Kennedy’s assassination


– Days before it happened Lincoln told his wife and friends about a dream he’d had of being shot by an assassin
– Hours before it happened Kennedy told his wife and friends it would be easy for an assassin to shoot him from a crowd


 

– Shortly after Lincoln was shot the telegraph system went down
– Shortly after Kennedy was shot the telephone system went down


– Kennedy’s father had been the Ambassador to England at the Court of St James
– Lincoln’s son became the Ambassador to England at the Court of St James


– Lincoln and Kennedy were 2 of the greatest presidents of the nation


– Lincoln’s wife tastefully and expensively re-decorated the White House
– Kennedy’s wife tastefully and expensively re-decorated the White House


– Lincoln loved great literature and could recite poetry by heart
– Kennedy loved great literature and could recite poetry by heart


– Lincoln had young children while living at the White House
– Kennedy had young children while living at the White House


– Lincoln’s sons had ponies they rode on the White House grounds
– Kennedy’s daughter had a pony she rode on the White House grounds


– Lincoln lost a child (12 year old son) to death while President
– Kennedy lost a child (newly born son) to death while President


– Lincoln had 2 sons named Robert and Edward. Edward died young and Robert lived on.
– Kennedy had 2 brothers named Robert and Edward. Robert died young and Edward lived on


– Lincoln let his children run and play in his office
– Kennedy let his children run and play in his office


– Lincoln’s name has 7 letters
– Kennedy’s name has 7 letters


– In Lincoln’s & Kennedy’s names the vowels & consonants fall in exactly the same place; in the order c, v, c, c, v, c, c


– War was thrust upon Lincoln almost immediately after inauguration
– War was thrust upon Kennedy almost immediately after inauguration


– Lincoln ordered the Treasury to print its own money
– Kennedy ordered the Treasury to print its own money


– International bankers may have arranged the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy


– Lincoln gave negroes freedom and legalized equality
– Kennedy enforced equality for negroes


– Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863
– Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963


– Lincoln was loved by the common people and hated by the establishment
– Kennedy was loved by the common people and hated by the establishment


– Lincoln was succeeded, after assassination, by vice-president Johnson
– Kennedy was succeeded, after assassination, by vice-president Johnson


– Andrew Johnson was born in 1808
– Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908


and Finally

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.

-A week before Kennedy was shot, he was in Marilyn Monroe.

Sources/References

Snopes

Orwell Today

Wikipedia