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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 presidents were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both presidents' wives' lost children both while living in the White House, and after living in the White House.
Mrs. Lincoln advised Mr. Lincoln not to go to the theatre and Mrs. Kennedy advised Mr. Kennedy not to go to Dallas.
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.
- Both Johnsons were from towns that were 15 minutes from Johnson City, Tennessee
Both Johnsons faced the next election against men whose names began with "G"
(Grant and Goldwater.)
Both successors left the presidency in disgrace without running for reelection.
Abraham Lincoln died in 1865.
Andrew Johnson died in 1875.
John F. Kennedy died in 1963;
Lyndon Johnson died in 1973.
Both presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both presidents were shot in the head.
Both presidents were shot while seated next to their wife.
Both presidents were assassinated by Southerners.
Both assassins were known by three names, both names contain fifteen letters.
Both Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
Both assassins initials add up to a total of 35
(L + H + O = 12 + 8 + 15 = 35)
(J + W + B = 10 + 23 + 2 = 35)
Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
Lincoln was shot in the Ford theatre and Kennedy was shot in a Ford Lincoln.
A 1950 movie called "The Tall Target" is about a New York City detective
foiling a plot to assassinate President-elect Lincoln.
The detective's name is John Kennedy
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