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HISTORY LESSON / SOME OF THIS MUST BE MADE UP
« on: 19/03/2008 00:20:01 »
Sent to me by a friend , surely some of it is made up.


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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HISTORY LESSON / SOME OF THIS MUST BE MADE UP
« Reply #1 on: 19/03/2008 00:23:21 »
That is like.........well freaky !!


can someone corroborate the facts here ?

spooky Michael !!!!!
 

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HISTORY LESSON / SOME OF THIS MUST BE MADE UP
« Reply #2 on: 19/03/2008 00:27:05 »
http://www.snopes.com/history/american/lincoln-kennedy.asp

Sorry....was going to copy the entire article but for some reason I couldn't.  Perhaps someone else can.
 

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HISTORY LESSON / SOME OF THIS MUST BE MADE UP
« Reply #3 on: 19/03/2008 08:06:06 »
I've seen this before and apparently it's true.
 

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HISTORY LESSON / SOME OF THIS MUST BE MADE UP
« Reply #4 on: 19/03/2008 19:17:16 »
OK, I tried to copy the snopes article, but hit the entry limit for this site (I used to be able to get around that by creating a small post, and then modifying it with the full sized post, but someone seems to have closed that back door, so I cannot post the snopes article - or at least, I'd have to spread it over 2 posts, which I cannot be bothered to do).

The snopes article generally takes the attitude that there are some factual inaccuracies, a good number of vague terms used to indicate similarities where the more detailed specifics would show greater difference; and in general, if you trawl throughout any two people lives and discard all the differences, you would inevitably expect to be left with a small number of coincidental similarities, and the number of coincidental similarities in these cases is no greater than would be expected in the circumstances.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 29/03/2008 22:01:32 »
We have had this posted before, by a certain Michael...i think!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 29/03/2008 23:31:13 »
Yeah I got it in an email a year or so ago.. been a long time ago!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 30/03/2008 18:55:08 »
I don't think it's got false facts.. They just picked out the facts that were similar together!! I could do that tooooo!!


Seany - 7 letters
Karen - 7 letters

Seany and Karen are online both quite alot.

Seany lives in England - England is 7 letters
Karen lives in America - America is 7 letters

Seany and Karen both have a picture as their signature
Seany has a picture of a sheep - sheep has 5 letters
Karen has a picture of Karen - Karen has 5 letters

Seany has 5 stars next to his name
Karen has 5 stars next to her name


Heeheeee
« Last Edit: 30/03/2008 18:58:15 by Seany »
 

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« Reply #8 on: 30/03/2008 19:34:15 »
Such a clever young man you are! Lol.....Hee...Hee..Hee!  I agree with you too.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 30/03/2008 23:54:52 »
LOL.. It was hard with dates though.. Couldn't do it! ;D
 

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HISTORY LESSON / SOME OF THIS MUST BE MADE UP
« Reply #10 on: 31/03/2008 00:24:28 »
Whens your Birthdate?
 

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« Reply #11 on: 31/03/2008 10:42:20 »
**/**/** DD/MM/YY
« Last Edit: 31/03/2008 16:28:43 by rosy »
 

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« Reply #12 on: 31/03/2008 16:32:57 »
Seany, I edited your post above because it's not generally a good idea to post your personal details on public forums like this one since people can in principle use that data to pass themselves off as you to your disadvantage... dates of birth are still being used as confirmation of ID on bank accounts etc.
I know people post their birthdays on facebook and so on, but I think it's very silly.
Of course if you really want to you can re-edit your post to put the date back in, but I would advise against it.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 31/03/2008 16:52:54 »
Oh okay.. Thanks Rosy :)
 

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« Reply #14 on: 31/03/2008 20:53:45 »
Oh okay.. Thanks Rosy :)

She was right.. Seany I did not even think about it!!  Good call though.. I will give you mine in message and then you can compare without revealing...
 

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« Reply #15 on: 31/03/2008 20:55:58 »
;D
 

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« Reply #16 on: 31/03/2008 21:00:34 »
I do not have a lucky number...
 

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« Reply #17 on: 31/03/2008 21:01:54 »
OH.. Mine is 7 ;D
 

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« Reply #18 on: 31/03/2008 21:22:37 »
Cool!
 

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« Reply #19 on: 31/03/2008 21:30:48 »
Seany - 7 letters
Karen - 7 letters

Seany and Karen are online both quite alot.

Seany lives in England - England is 7 letters
Karen lives in America - America is 7 letters

Seany and Karen both have a picture as their signature
Seany has a picture of a sheep - sheep has 5 letters
Karen has a picture of Karen - Karen has 5 letters

Seany has 5 stars next to his name
Karen has 5 stars next to her name

3 months between our birthdate!
33 years between our birthdate!

;)
 

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« Reply #20 on: 31/03/2008 21:50:34 »
LOL!
 

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« Reply #21 on: 31/03/2008 22:05:14 »
;D
 

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