Some people believe that there is a “cosmic” connection between two of our most famous presidents: Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.

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There are some very interesting facts surrounding these two gentlemen.

Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846
Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946

Lincoln was elected president in 1860
Kennedy was elected president in 1960

Lincoln’s name has 7 letters
Kennedy’s name has 7 letters

Lincoln was shot on a Friday
Kennedy was shot on a Friday

Lincoln was shot in a theatre named Ford in Box 7
Kennedy was shot in a car made by Ford, in Car #7

Both were shot in the head.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.

Both successors were named Johnson.

Both Presidents were boat captains – Lincoln of the SS Talisman and Kennedy of  PT 109.

Both men liked to sit in rocking chairs.

Both assassins were known by their three names: John Wiles Bookth and Lee Harvey Oswald. Both have 15 letters in their names and both were assassinated before their trials.

Lincoln had 2 sons named Robert and Edward. Edward died young and Robert lived on.
Kennedy had 2 brothers named Robert and Edward. Robert died young and Edward lived on.

Kennedy’s father had been the Ambassador to England at the Court of St James.
Lincoln’s son became the Ambassador to England at the Court of St James.

Kennedy’s seat in the Lincoln he was sitting in when he was shot is in Ford’s museum.
Lincoln’s seat in the Ford he was sitting in when he was shot is in Ford’s museum.

These are just some of the interesting facts surrounding these two gentlemen. Is it just a coincidence? Or do you think it is something more? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.