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The names 'Lincoln' and 'Kennedy' are composed of seven letters each.
Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy were both presidents of the United States of America.
Abraham Lincoln was elected to congress in 1846 while John F. Kennedy was elected into congress in 1946.
Lincoln emerged as runners-up for his party's nomination for vice-president in 1856. Kennedy emerged as runners-up for his party's nomination for vice-president in 1956.
Abraham Lincoln became American president in 1860, while John F. Kennedy became American President in 1960.
During their reign as presidents, both were particularly concerned with civil rights. In this regard, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862 in order to grant all slaves freedom; and it became part of the constitution in 1863. In 1962, John F. Kennedy was concerned with racial equality. In fact, he was the first to propose what would be the Civil Rights Act to the Congress.
Lincoln and Kennedy married women who were in their 20s. However, both men were in their 30s during their time of marriage.
Abraham Lincoln (Left), John F. kennedy (Right)
The wives of both presidents lost a son while living in the White House. Lincoln lost his 11-year-old son named William. Kennedy lost his infant son, Patrick.
The first, middle and last names of Lincoln's and Kennedy's son have got 7 letters each. Both sons' names, 'William Wallace Lincoln' and 'Patrick Bouvier Kennedy' have 21 letters each.
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland. A week before Kennedy was shot, he was alleged to have been with a famous American actress, model and singer - Marilyn Monroe.
Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre. Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln limousine which was a product from Ford.
During their reigns as presidents, Lincoln and Kennedy were shot in the head on a Friday. Lincoln was shot on Good Friday (April 14, 1865). Kennedy was shot on Friday (November 22, 1963). Both died at nearby locations. Lincoln died at the Petersen House across the street and Kennedy at Parkland Memorial Hospital down the road.
Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. The assassins are known by their three names which is composed of 15 letters.
Booth ran from Ford's Theatre where he shot Lincoln, but was caught in a barn in Virginia, not a warehouse. Oswald fled from a warehouse where he had shot Kennedy, and was arrested in a movie theater.
John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald were Southerners. Booth was from Maryland while Oswald hails from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before they could be put on trial. John Wilkes Booth was assassinated by Sergeant Boston Corbett on April 26, 1865 after refusing to surrender. Lee Harvey Oswald was assassinated on his way to country jail by night club owner, Jack Ruby on November 24, 1963.
Lincoln and Kennedy were succeeded by Southern Democrats whose surnames were Johnson. Andrew Johnson from Tennessee succeeded Lincoln while Lyndon B. Johnson hailing from Texas succeeded Kennedy.
Both successors were born in '08. Andrew Johnson who succeeded Lincoln was born on December 29, 1808 while Lyndon B. Johnson (Kennedy's successor) was born on August 27, 1908.
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