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Explain this guys:


History Mystery






Have a history teacher explain this----- if they can.



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.



Creepy huh? this is one history lesson most people probably will not mind reading!​
 

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That's not funny, put it in the pub ;)

It's pretty spooky though! Wouldn't have thought you'd be into that sort of thing X_Files :D
 
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Moved to the pub.

This would be quite strange, if in fact JFK was actually murdered
by Lee Harvey Oswold. Does anybody still think this is what happened?
 
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They were assassinated before their trials because
a trial would have found them not guilty ;)
 

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-zuco- said:
Moved to the pub.

This would be quite strange, if in fact JFK was actually murdered
by Lee Harvey Oswold. Does anybody still think this is what happened?
Any Red Dwarf fan will be able to tell you that it was actually JFK who shot JFK from behind the Grassy Knoll after Dave Lister's trip back in time to get a curry went disastrously wrong :D
 
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reddwarf said:
Any Red Dwarf fan will be able to tell you that it was actually JFK who shot JFK from behind the Grassy Knoll after Dave Lister's trip back in time to get a curry went disastrously wrong :D
You need a new hobby :p
 

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Love conspiracy stuff, theres so many videos on youtube about JFK's shooting. Theres even one where you see the bodyguards move away from him leaving him wide open for the shot.

Talking of conspiracies anyone else think the moon landing was hoaxed?
 
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anyone else think the moon landing was hoaxed?
Never seen the video of the astronauts faking how far they are away from the Earth? :p

Do some research on the Van Allen belt and answers you shall find ;)
 

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Never seen the video of the astronauts faking how far they are away from the Earth?

Do some research on the Van Allen belt and answers you shall find
:eek: Please, zuco, have mercy. No more 9/11 thread alike please. :D ;)
 
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Quite a few more strange facts to add to the list !!:eek:

A. Lincoln and J.F. Kennedy

Life

Both presidents had 7 letters in their last name.
Both were over 6' feet tall.
Both men studied law.
Both seemed to have lazy eye muscles, which would sometimes cause one to deviate.
Both suffered from genetic diseases. It is suspected that Lincoln had Marfan's disease, and Kennedy suffered from Addison's disease.
Both served in the military. Lincoln was a scout captain in the Black Hawk War, and Kennedy served as a navy lieutenant in World War II.
Both were boat captains. Lincoln was a skipper for the Talisman, a Mississippi River boat, and Kennedy was skipper of the PT 109.
Both had no fear of their mortality and disdained bodyguards.
Both often stated how easy it would be to shoot the president. Lincoln supposedly said, "If somebody wants to take my life, there is nothing I can do to prevent it." Kennedy supposedly said "If somebody wants to shoot me from a window with a rifle, nobody can stop it." Note that both these quotes are each 16 words long.



The Assassins

Both assassins used three names: John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald. There are 15 letters in each assassin's name.
Both assassins struck when in their mid-twenties. Booth was born in 1838, and Oswald was born in 1939.
Each assassin lacked a strong father figure in his life. Booth's father died when he was 13 years old, and Oswald's father died before he was born.
Each assassin had two brothers whose careers he coveted. Booth's two brothers were more successful actors and Oswald envied his brothers' military lives.
Both assassins were privates in the military. Booth was a private in the Virginia Militia, and Oswald was a private in the Marine Corps.
Both assassins were born in the south.
Both assassins were known sympathizers to enemies of the United States. Booth supported the Confederacy and Oswald was a Marxist.
Both assassins often used aliases. Booth frequently used "J. Wilkes" and Oswald used the name "Alek J. Hidell."
Booth shot Lincoln at a theatre and was cornered in a warehouse. Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and was cornered in a theatre.
Each assassin was detained by an officer named Baker. Lt. Luther B. Baker was leader of the cavalry patrol which trapped Booth at Garrett's Barn. Officer Marion L. Baker, a Dallas motorcycle patrolman, briefly detained Oswald on the second floor of the School Book Depository until he learned that he worked there.
Both assassins were killed with a single shot from a Colt revolver.
Both assassins were shot in a blaze of light-Booth after the barn was set afire, and Oswald in the form of television cameras.

Family and Friends

Both presidents were named after their grandfathers.
Both were born second children.
Both married while in their thirties. Lincoln married at 33 and Kennedy married at 36.
Both married dark-haired, twenty-four-year-old women.
Both wives died around the age of 64. Mary Todd Lincoln died in 1882 at age 63 years and 215 days, and Jackie Kennedy died in 1994 at age 64 years 295 days.
Both wives were known for their high fashion in clothes.
Both wives renovated the White House after many years of neglect.
Each couple had four children, two of whom died before becoming a teen.
Each couple lost a son while in the White House. Willie Lincoln died at age 12 in 1862, and Kennedy's son Patrick died two days after his birth in 1963.

Politics

Both presidents were elected to the House of Representatives in '46.
Both were runners-up for the party's nomination for vice-president in '56.
Both were elected to the presidency in '60.

Vice-Presidents

Southern Democrats named Johnson succeeded both Lincoln and Kennedy (Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Andrew Johnson was born in 1808, and Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908.
There are six letters in each Johnson's first name.
Both Johnsons served in the military. Andrew was a brigadier general in the Civil War and Lyndon was a commander in the U.S. Navy during WW2.
Both Johnsons were former southern senators.
Both Johnsons had urethral stones, the only presidents to have them.
Both Johnsons chose not to run for reelection in '68.
 

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read it before.........freaky!

Its like those 9/11 weird facts and its fairly scary TBH!



The facts of our world......Eh?
 

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whilst I do not dispute the info; many things can be matched in history
1878 - newton heath born
1908 - first cup
1948 - busby first cup
1958 - babes would have won it
1968 - Euro Cup
2008 - ?

sort of thing.
 
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