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John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln:Their Similarities through Life and Death Throughout recent history, there have been many strange coincidences found between the lives and assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. For one, Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 and Kennedy in 1946. While Lincoln was elected president in 1860, Kennedy was elected in 1960. Both assassinations occurred on a Friday, both being shot in the head in the presence of their wives. Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth and Kennedy’s alleged assassin was Lee Harvey Oswald, both having 3 worded names with 15 letters. None of these assumptions prove any real connections, but they are very strange coincidences. Abraham Lincoln was a strong defender of the North, very much involved with the Civil Rights Movements and the suffrage of slaves. From 1864-1865, a group of Southern conspirators in Washington, D.C. had plans to help the Confederacy by kidnapping Lincoln to exchange him for prisoners of war. A man named John Wilkins