Although they are merely coincidences, it's still sort of eerie to count the many similarities between Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy. Both were elected to the House of Representatives in '46 and elected to presidency in '60 (Lincoln in 1846 and 1860 and Kennedy in 1946 and 1960). Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre; Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in a Lincoln automobile, made by Ford. Booth ran from a theatre to a warehouse, while Oswald ran from a warehouse to a theatre. These are only a few from the extensive list of similarities.

[via George Mason University History News Network]

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