Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Holy crap, i forgot May

sorry guys, may was a hectic month. i totally forgot to post this month's president fun time learning corner. luckily, there were only two presidents born in may.

Harry S Truman: His mother was such a supporter of the Confederacy that she refused to sleep in the Lincoln bedroom during her visits.

Speaking of Lincoln--

John Fitzgerald Kennedy: the following information is relatively well known, at least in concept, but i've always found it really cool:

--Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
--Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

--The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters. Both presidents' wives both lost children while living in the White House.

--Abraham Lincoln died in 1865. Andrew Johnson died in 1875.
--John F. Kennedy died in 1963. Lyndon Johnson died in 1973.

--Both presidents were shot on a Friday. Both presidents were shot in the head. Both presidents were shot while seated next to their wife. Both presidents were assassinated by Southerners. Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

--Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808. Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908. Both successors left the presidency in disgrace without running for reelection.

--John Wilkes Booth was born in 1839. Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939. Both assassins were known by three names, both names contain fifteen letters.

--Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse. Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater. Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

--Lincoln was shot in the Ford Theatre and Kennedy was shot in a Ford Lincoln.

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