05 Aug 2007

Non-SEO: Lincoln and Kennedy Assassination Similarities.

Cat Post: Lincoln and Kennedy Assassination Similarities.

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.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln ‘s secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy’s Secretary was named Lincoln .

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln , was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln , was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named ‘Ford.’
Kennedy was shot in a car called ‘ Lincoln ‘ made by ‘Ford.’

Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here’s the kicker…

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


In other cat news…here’s some cool predictions made in 1901 about what the world will be like in 2000.



  1. Harvey August 5, 2007 at 11:14 PM

    I was soooooo sure that last one was going to be “A week before Kennedy was shot, he was in Monroe, Marilyn”.

    But I guess this site has a family audience.

  2. Tyler August 6, 2007 at 4:23 AM

    Haha, you read my mind! I was going to leave that exact comment until I scrolled down and say that you had already done it 🙂

  3. aaron wall August 6, 2007 at 4:31 AM

    Both of them concerned with privatized central banking systems as well.

  4. Matt Cotter August 6, 2007 at 8:59 AM


    Even though a couple of the lines aren’t true, it’s an interesting collection of facts. I don’t care how popular the name “Johnson” was back then, the odds are still pretty low that both were succeeded by a Johnson.

  5. Liam Delahunty August 6, 2007 at 9:18 AM

    I hope to God he wasn’t in her a week before, she’d been dead for over a year.

  6. Jim Boykin August 6, 2007 at 10:51 AM

    Liam..oh! That’s Bad!….oh, and you’re right (just googled)….

  7. Hawaii SEO August 6, 2007 at 3:18 PM

    Wow! – I’ll bet that the hair from both presidents are on the wall in your office as well.

  8. Jim Boykin August 6, 2007 at 8:44 PM

    Hawaii SEO (Dave), funny you should say that…yes, I do actually have hair from both of them on my wall.

    (one of 5 things you might not know about me http://www.jimboykin.com/5-things/)

  9. Chad August 7, 2007 at 2:28 AM

    Your facts are very interesting and the hair thing was funny about the presidents. Keep up the fun work!

  10. Val August 7, 2007 at 2:34 PM

    I m shosked. I ve read this article for my mother. She s shocked. So this post shocked all my family! i didn’t know this or smth like this… thanks a lot.

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