Have you ever noticed the similarities between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy (besides the fact they were both President of the United States, of course)? Here are several eerie coincidences between the two:
* Lincoln became a senator in 1846 and President in 1860; Kennedy became a senator in 1946 and President in 1960.
* Lincoln was assassinated and replaced by a President named Johnson (Andrew); Kennedy was assassinated and replaced by a President named Johnson (Lyndon Baines).
* Both presidents appear on U.S. currency – Lincoln appears on the nickel and the five-dollar bill, while Kennedy appears on the half-dollar.
* Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy; Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln.
* John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln’s assassin, was born in 1839; Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy’s assassin was born in 1939 (and both murderers have three names)
* Booth and Oswald both died before their respective trials.
* In attempts to escape, Oswald ran from a warehouse to a theater; Booth ran from a theater to a warehouse.
EINSTEIN OF THE WEEK:
Recently, I heard a story about someone who was having trouble with their computer. When they called a telephone number asking for technical support, the customer complained that the “foot pedal” wasn’t working. It turns out that it wasn’t a “foot pedal” at all; it was the mouse!
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Jared Byrd can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.