Dear Ann Landers:
A friend mailed me something that stopped me dead in my tracks. How much of it was coincidence? The similarities are eerie. I refer to the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy:

Both Lincoln and Kennedy were concerned with civil rights.
Lincoln was elected president in 1860, Kennedy in 1960.
Both were slain on a Friday, in the presence of their wives.
Both were shot from behind and in the head.
They were both succeeded by Southern Democrats named Johnson, who held seats in the U.S. Senate.
Andrew Johnson was born in 1808, Lyndon Johnson in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald were both born in '39.
Both presidents lost children while in the White House.
President Lincoln's secretary, whose name was Kennedy, advised him not to go to the theater.
Kennedy's secretary, whose name was Lincoln (Evelyn), advised him not to make the trip to Dallas.
Booth shot Lincoln in a theater and ran to a warehouse.
Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and ran to theater.
The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
The names Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Johnson each contain 13 letters.
Both Johnsons were opposed for reelection by men whose names start with "G."
Both assassins were killed before they could be brought to trial.

Can all the above be coincidental?
Please let me know what you think. Thanks, Ann. -- A Student of American History in Mexico City.

Dear Student in Mexico City:
The list of rare coincidences you have cited has been floating around for years; I have printed it before. I can offer no explanation. Mighty strange is all I can say.

From: The Washington Post, Saturday, January 14, 1995, Ann Landers column

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