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Two iconic presidents, both tragically assassinated. But the similarities don’t stop there.

  • Just one hour before being shot, both presidents gave speeches saying they didn’t want to be shot.
  • Both had vice presidents named Johnson and wives named Johnson and sons named Johnson and labradors named Johnson.
  • John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln’s birth weight was exactly 35 pounds.
  • Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while attending a play at Ford’s Theatre. The name of the play? The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy.
  • Both were succeeded by their assassins.
  • Lincoln was born on a Sunday. Kennedy was born on a Tuesday, just two days after Sunday.
  • At the time of Lincoln’s death, there were 36 states. At the time of Kennedy’s death, there were 63.
  • Both were shot in a Ford—Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre and Kennedy on Gerald Ford’s lap.
  • Lincoln’s last words were “President John F. Kennedy.” These were also Kennedy’s last words.
  • Lincoln had a tattoo on his chest that said “Best” and Kennedy had a tattoo on his chest that said “Friends.”
  • Both considered themselves bass players first, presidents second.

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