Two of America's best loved presidents met a tragic end through assassination. Interest in their lives and deaths has never ceased. In addition to the charismatic persona of each of these two presidents, amazing parallels in their lives and deaths have continued to fire the imagination of their admirers and others world wide. Here are some of these parallels:
President Lincoln was elected to the Congress in 1846 .
President Kennedy was elected to the Congress in 1946.
Lincoln was elected the President in 1860.Kennedy was elected the President in 1960.
Both presidents lost a child while in White House.
Both were shot on a Friday.
Both were died of shot in the head.
Kennedy had secretary named Lincoln.
Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy.
Lincoln's secretary had advised him not to go to theater where he was killed.
Kennedy's secretary had advised him not to go to Dallas where he was killed.
A month before his assassination, Lincoln was in Monroe, Maryland.
A month before his assassination, Kennedy was with Monroe, Marilyn.
Lincoln was succeeded by a Johnson (Andrew).
Kennedy was also succeeded by a Johnson ( Lyndon B.)
Andrew Johnson was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth who shot Lincoln was born in 1839
Lee Oswald who shot Kennedy was born in 1939.
Lincoln's assassin Booth ran from theater after the killing and was captured in a warehouse.Kennedy's assassin Oswald ran from a warehouse after the killing and was caught in a theater.
Both assassins belonged to South.
The successors of both presidents also belonged to South.
The names of Lincoln and Kennedy contain seven letters each.
The names of their assassins contain fifteen letters each.
Both presidents were particularly popular among the non-Whites.
Both presidents were known for their commitment to civil rights.