10 Amazing Coincidences From History

10. Abraham Lincoln And John F. Kennedy

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Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy may have lived 100 years apart, but they had a lot in common. How's this:

- Both presidents were elected in ’60, and were both succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

- Both died after being shot in the head on a Friday, while seated next to their wives.

- Both presidents had four children and both lost a son during their presidencies.

- Lincoln was shot in Ford’s Theatre. Kennedy was shot in a Ford Lincoln.

- Lincoln sat in box number seven at Ford’s theatre. Kennedy sat in car number seven in the motorcade.

- After Lincoln’s assignation, John Wilkes Booth (the killer), ran from the theatre to a warehouse. After Kennedy was shot his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, ran from a warehouse to a theatre.

Not bad, eh?


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