12 Biggest Myths About Abraham Lincoln
The JFK Prophecy
We could go on for pages about coincidences between these two tragic lives, but there are already plenty of sites (including OrwellToday.com) that cover this to exhausting extent.
Here's our brief and shocking list -- and, unlike the rest of the myths you may have heard about, this one, well, isn't a myth: there are tons of eerie coincidences between the two Presidents.
Both were elected to Congress in '46 and President in '60 in their respective centuries.
Both were assassinated while sitting next to their First Ladies and both women held their respective husband's head in her lap as he bled.
Kennedy's secretary (when he died) was named Lincoln. So was the brand of car he was riding in. The maker of that Lincoln? Ford, the name of the theater where Lincoln was murdered.
Lincoln freed the slaves, Kennedy pushed for a Civil Rights bill shortly before his death.
Vice Presidents Andrew and Lyndon Johnson were born in 1808 and 1908, respectively.
Both of their assassins were killed while in custody.
And, our favorite, straight from Orwell Today:
"John Kennedy is the name of a character in a 1951 movie about a detective travelling by train to thwart the assassination of President Lincoln. John Kennedy is the name of the real-life detective who travelled in the train with President Lincoln in 1860 to thwart his assassination."