Killing kennedy is punchy blunt and clear, not being burdened with an overload of pesky footnotes. New book explores similarities between lincoln and kennedy. Kennedy in 1963, the a list of seemingly amazing coincidences between the two mens lives. Kennedy have found certain aspects of his engaging life and his death confounding. Lincoln and kennedy the list of strange coincidences. Lincoln was elected president in 1860, kennedy in 1960. Both men were admired by many but actually hated by those who opposed their political views. Kennedy in 1963, the list of similarities was observed in the american press in 1964. Comparing kennedys death to lincolns gives you a host of weird coincidences. Very shortly after the kennedy assassination in november of 1963, a strikingly similar comparison of the circumstances of his death and the death of lincoln in 1865 surfaced media everywhere. This book, which spans 398 total pages, is one that i would highly recommend to anyone who is interested in researching the jfk case. Kennedy were first elected to congress in 46 and became president in 60. Kennedy were both tragically assassinated during their terms in office. John wilkes booth shot lincoln in a theater and ran to a warehouse.
Similarities between the assassinations of kennedy and lincoln. This antiqued parchment poster features pictures of presidents lincoln and kennedy, and includes 18 of the more often quoted coincidences. Lee harvey oswald shot kennedy from a warehouse and ran to a theater. Lincolns killer john wilkis booth was born in 1839, while. The table of coincidences, below, is based on the lincolnkennedy list of coincidences, which is a piece of american folklore of unknown origin. Several people who have concerned themselves with the life and times of john f. Abe lincoln was born in 1806 and grew up in the countryside as a pioneer. Kennedy there are some amazingly strange similarities between the two iconic presidents. Kennedy and lincoln abraham lincoln was the 16th president of the united states of america. Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater. The family and media at first assumed that kennedy would be buried in his home state, at brookline, massachusetts, where he had been born.
There are some very creepy similarities between jfk and lincoln. Medical and ballistic comparisons of their assassinations, published in 1980, is an impressive hardcover volume written by dr. The lincoln and john kennedy puzzle the guardian nigeria. Similarities between the lincoln and kennedy assassinations both american presidents abraham lincoln and john f.
Abraham lincoln was born in a log cabin on february 12, 1809 in hardin county, kentucky. Comparison of john f kennedy and abraham lincolns lives. Incredible similarities between lincoln, jfk by landers. Kennedy and abraham lincoln abraham lincoln was the 16th president of the united states of america. Martin gardner examined the list in an article in scientific american, later. Libraries a fascinating study of the assassinations with medical and ballistic comparisons. Abraham lincoln costume abraham lincoln for kids abraham lincoln facts lincoln kennedy john kennedy lincon and kennedy lincoln assassination inspirational quotes from books history facts americans have marveled at the incredible list of coincidences between former presidents abraham lincoln and john f. Scary similarities between abraham lincoln and john f kennedy. Anyone with email has probably received a chain letter revealing a startling series of similarities between the assassinations of u. Kennedy was assassinated on november 22, 1963, jacqueline kennedy, along with other. His father married a widow that had three children and abe lincoln liked her very much. Kennedy are a piece of american folklore of unknown origin.
Not long after the assassination of president john f. Lincolns original catafalque was found, and kennedys casket placed upon it. Scary similarities between abraham lincoln and john f kennedy if you have never heard of any of this stuff before this will creep you out and have you baffled. One hundred years later a similar tragedy took place on november 22, 1963, as john f. Booth and oswald were assassinated before their trials. A pair to compare barretta, gene, barretta, gene on. The similarities between abraham lincoln and john f. Killing kennedy by bill oreilly and martin dugard the new york. Youre unique, but you have a lot in common with a lot of people, and in the new book lincoln and kennedy.
At 48 hours and 7 minutes after kennedys death, oswald was pronounced dead at 1. Comparing lincoln and kennedy s assassinations when president kennedy was assassinated on november 22, 1963, it didnt take long for historians and theorists to quickly create a list comparing his untimely death to that of president lincoln s assassination on april 14, 1865. They were both second children named after their grandfathers. Kennedy were over six feet tall lincoln was 6 4 and kennedy was 6 1 and athletic. Both presidents were shot in the back of the head, on the friday before a major holiday, while. Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse. The abraham lincoln and john f kennedy coincidences compiled by campbell m gold 2009. These comparisons have both fueled conspiracies and pointed out some amazingly specific coincidences. Compare and contrast lincoln and jfk essay american history. I would love this book to be in any school and it would be an excellent resource for every government or american history teacher. Similarities between the assassinations of abraham lincon and john f kennedy john f kennedy was assassinated on nov 22, 1963. Kennedy was the security chief of abraham lincoln who uncovered the 1861 plot to assassinate lincoln and played an investigative role when lincoln was assassinated. Facts concerning the assassination of abraham lincoln and john f.
Read this american history essay and over 89,000 other research documents. Conflicts and differences of abraham lincoln and julius. Frank and virginia williams collection of lincolniana mississippi state university. Medical and ballistic comparisons of their assassinations.
The odd parallels between kennedy and lincoln history. The assassinations of united states presidents abraham lincoln and john f. The names lincoln and kennedy each contain seven letters. While the majority of this impressive and eerie list has been circulating for years, including the dirty joke at the end, historians and fans of the two presidents continue to add more incredible items. The coincidental deaths of both of these presidents led. For a halfcentury, americans have marveled at the incredible list of similarities and coincidences between former presidents abraham lincoln and john f. I have not seen so many similarities in two incidents, have you. Every day he attended school and worked very hard on his fathers farm. Both presidents lost children through death while in. Kennedy has turned out to be almost a replay of the assassinations of president abraham lincoln, point by point. Kennedy, having appeared prior to that in the gop congressional committee newsletter. Medical and ballistic comparisons of their assassinations john k.
Lincoln kennedy myths an old story claims a long list of astonishing similarities between the assassinations of lincoln and kennedy. Described as an urban legend, the following rumors have circulated since the 1960s and still holds some truth to this day despite stories generally being. Circulating virally, a list of carefully selected facts and nonfacts were gathered to demonstrate the socalled eerie similarities between the assassination of famous president abraham lincoln in 1865 and that of john f. Americans have marveled at the incredible list of coincidences between former presidents abraham lincoln and john f. This wont answer your question much, but about a year after the assassination of pres. Both lincoln and kennedy were concerned with civil rights. The list of coincidences appeared in the mainstream american press in 1964, a year after the assassination of john f. Comparison of john f kennedy and abraham lincolns lives on april 15, 1865, a tragedy took place as abraham lincoln was shot to death by john wilkes booth.
The only problem with that theory is that there really havent been any listings of such comparisons. Kennedy the two most discussed assassinations out of the four within the position of the united states president are that of abraham lincoln and john f. This is what he had to say about the lincoln and kennedy assassinations in his book kennedy and lincoln. Kennedy was shot in a car called lincoln made by ford. Similarities between the assassinations of kennedy and lincoln 1860s and 1960s by ron kurtus revised 10 april 2019 american presidents abraham lincoln and john f. There are many similarities between the two and there are also some differences.
Comparing kennedy s death to lincoln s gives you a host of weird coincidences. Lincoln and kennedys similar lives and assassinations. Lincolnkennedy coincidences urban legend wikipedia. Similarities between the assassinations of kennedy and. I refer to the assassinations of abraham lincoln and john f. His mother died at a young age and he had a sister.
Kennedy in 1963, a list of uncanny similarities between the two men appeared. And certainly none has been as extensive as the lincolnkennedy similarities. A pair to compare by gene barretta youll see how two great men were alike a. Though their terms in office were abruptly ended almost one hundred years apart, there are several similarities that can be recognized between the two assassinations. On saturday, after a private mass for the family, statesmen came to view the catafalque.1408 443 929 1329 488 745 464 275 16 837 1557 199 657 1030 748 621 1363 337 1251 756 332 1139 1044 1369 557 1094 1009 265 586 297 114 997 639