Rockingham
Remembered
Short
Stories
A History Lesson
Have a history teacher explain this if they can.

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.



Both were particularly concerned with civil
rights.

Both wives lost a child while living in the White
House.



Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

Both Presidents were shot in the head.



Now it gets really weird.



Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.

Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.



Both 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.


John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln,
was born in 1839.

Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy,
was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.

Both names are composed of fifteen letters.



Now hang on to your seat.



Lincoln was shot at the theater named "Ford."

Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln" made
by "Ford."

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before
their trials.

And here's the "kicker":

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in
Monroe, Maryland.

A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with
Marilyn Monroe.

AND...................:

Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin
ran to a warehouse...

Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the
assassin ran to a theater...