Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by LiveToShoot, May 24, 2008.

  1. LiveToShoot

    LiveToShoot Guest

    Saw this "Strange Coincidences" on the net and thought it would be an interesting read, for those who have not already read it...

    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 seven letters.

    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 were shot in the head.

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

    Both were assassinated by Southerners.
    Both were succeeded by Southerners.

    Both successors were 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 comprise 15 letters.

    Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
    Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.

    Booth and Oswald were both 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 in Marilyn Monroe.

    Spooky, eh?

    Last edited: May 24, 2008
  2. .22hustler

    .22hustler G&G Evangelist

    I think his brother, RFK, was in Monroe at the same time...:pat:

  3. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

  4. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor


    LiveToShoot: Sir; I find things like this totally fascinating.
    Good find or good research; Thanks
  5. DWFan

    DWFan Handgunner Forum Contributor

    Unfortunately the Johnson that replaced Kennedy wasn't treated the same way the Johnson that replaced Lincoln was.
  6. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    24 hours in a day.
    24 cans in a case of beer.
    i think not!
  7. AKHunter

    AKHunter G&G Newbie

    On that note: 18 shots in a bottle of scotch
    18 holes in a round of golf.
    Now you know , the rest of the story !
  8. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    10 frames in A GAME OF BOWLING
    10 pitchers of beer.
    no wonder i stink at bowling.......
  9. Coffee break 3:00
    Number of "my" cups in a 12 cup coffee pot 3.
    Number of pots we make a day 3.
    I see what you mean.
  10. wow thats cool it realy supriesed me our 2 best presidents (my opinian) had so much in common.
  11. FS00008

    FS00008 Сергей Иванович Мосин. Forum Contributor

    I Live in California
    I can't have my "fun" guns here.

    What a coincidence...

    Sorry, just really pissed off at the PRC right now.
  12. jmp8927

    jmp8927 G&G Evangelist

  13. im angry at them for you to
  14. I received this by e-mail and tried to post it here but couldn't. Thanks Live To Shoot
    I found it very interesting...A.H
  15. You know a real strange coincidence? Robert Todd Lincoln was at his fathers deathbed. He is the only son of Abraham Lincoln to live to adulthood. From Wikepedia.

    There is coincidence in regard to Lincoln and presidential assassinations. He was either present or was nearby when three of them occurred. [4]
    • Lincoln was invited to accompany his parents to the Ford's Theatre the night his father was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. Citing fatigue from riding in a covered wagon for an extended period of time, he declined and remained behind at the White House, where he immediately went to bed. He was informed of the President's being shot just before midnight.
    In an odd coincidence, Robert Lincoln was once saved by Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, from possible serious injury or death. The incident happened at a railroad station in Jersey City sometime in 1863 or 1864, when Robert was traveling from New York City to Washington, and was recounted by Lincoln in 1909. On his way to Washington, Lincoln waited on the platform and due to crowding was pushed next to the car and the train at that moment moved a few feet forward. He subsequently lost his balance and fell between the train station's platform and the moving train. He was grabbed quickly from behind and pulled back onto the platform. Turning to face his rescuer, Lincoln said, "Thank you, Mr. Booth," recognizing Edwin Booth instantly because of the actor's great fame. [5][6]

    After the McKinley shooting no president wanted him around them thinking he was a "Jonah" or bad luck. Not surprising eh?
    Last edited: May 27, 2008
  16. tommy

    tommy G&G Enthusiast

    men spend 9 months trying to get out of a "punanie" . and then spemd the rest of their life trying to get back in it.:stupid:
  17. FS00008

    FS00008 Сергей Иванович Мосин. Forum Contributor

    Haha, thanks!