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Posted By: SimonB

Don't know how much is true but... - 12/10/05 03:55 PM

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.
Posted By: GBZ39

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/10/05 06:07 PM

I think you changed the last preposition.

;-)
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/10/05 09:17 PM

Nope, posted as is but it was my first thought as well.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/10/05 09:23 PM

i love history , so it was easy to ignore the last lines. thanks !!
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/10/05 10:26 PM

the full deal on this story http://www.snopes.com/history/american/linckenn.htm
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/10/05 11:41 PM

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.
Posted By: WhiteWater

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/11/05 03:34 PM

Pliffle! Snopes can ruin some perfectly good entertainment. :-)
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/12/05 02:17 PM

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
Posted By: NYgal

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/12/05 02:23 PM

We're all just one of the guys....oh wait, not me laugh
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/12/05 02:30 PM

Oh now I'm a know-it-all, am I? Hmmph. wink
Posted By: PattiCake

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/12/05 08:02 PM

Simon, as a Canadian I don't know if my comments are appropriate BUT......

There's a great big assumption going on here. LHOswald assassinated JFK, DID HE?
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/12/05 08:19 PM

Damn, I forgot, it was ET! The little bastard!
Posted By: PattiCake

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/13/05 02:26 AM

Did not mean to "put a spanner in your works" Sim, yet, this is deductive reasoning, is it not?

Personally, I have deduced that LBJ had a great deal to do with the untimely death of JFK.

Sweet, you left yourself WIDE open for this BUT not all people even intimate the possibility that some newly converted pseudo-commie had ANYTHANG at all to do with that man's death.
Posted By: PattiCake

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/13/05 02:27 AM

Return to sender - address unknown
Posted By: PattiCake

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/13/05 02:36 AM

AND... as a nine-year-old schoolgirl in Canada, on a very gray and cloudy afternoon in Montreal, I remember the call from the public address system saying that President Kennedy, whom we loved in Canada as well, was gone.

AND... as a 52-year-old woman driving down the street beside my former public school, I looked at that classroom window and said to myself, "That was where I was sitting when we heard that Kennedy was gone."
Posted By: clover

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/13/05 03:24 AM

Come on Simon...don't pout...you must have something tosay!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/13/05 01:26 PM

Can't think of anything off hand.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/13/05 06:39 PM

Well then, could you thing of something off color? wink
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/13/05 06:42 PM

laugh Can't share...
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Don't know how much is true but... - 12/13/05 07:02 PM

no need wink
(& it's "think" not "thing" - refuse to edit twice!)
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