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#185177 - 12/10/05 03:55 PM Don't know how much is true but...
SimonB Offline
Thought this was interesting

History Lesson

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.

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#185178 - 12/10/05 06:07 PM Re: Don't know how much is true but...
GBZ39 Offline
I think you changed the last preposition.

;-)

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#185179 - 12/10/05 09:17 PM Re: Don't know how much is true but...
SimonB Offline
Nope, posted as is but it was my first thought as well.

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#185180 - 12/10/05 09:23 PM Re: Don't know how much is true but...
Anonymous
i love history , so it was easy to ignore the last lines. thanks !!

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#185181 - 12/10/05 10:26 PM Re: Don't know how much is true but...
Otteralum Offline
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I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.

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#185182 - 12/10/05 11:41 PM Re: Don't know how much is true but...
SimonB Offline
Busted, usually I'm the first one to check snopes, etc. for these things. A habit gained from having 1300 users filling up the mail server and network bandwidth with virus hoaxes when I was an IT manager.

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#185183 - 12/11/05 03:34 PM Re: Don't know how much is true but...
WhiteWater Offline
Pliffle! Snopes can ruin some perfectly good entertainment. :-)

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#185184 - 12/12/05 02:17 PM Re: Don't know how much is true but...
Otteralum Offline
Ahh Simon. Hope you don't take offense. The chance to actually look like I know more than the famous Simon on the board was too hard to pass up. laugh
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I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.

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#185185 - 12/12/05 02:23 PM Re: Don't know how much is true but...
NYgal Offline
We're all just one of the guys....oh wait, not me laugh

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#185186 - 12/12/05 02:30 PM Re: Don't know how much is true but...
SimonB Offline
Oh now I'm a know-it-all, am I? Hmmph. wink

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