10 Weird Coincidences Between Abraham Lincoln And John F. Kennedy

There are some amazingly strange similarities between the two iconic presidents.

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3. Both presidents were elected to the presidency in '60 and inaugurated in ‘61:

Lincoln won the election in 1860 and his inauguration was held on March 4, 1861.

Kennedy won the election in 1960 and his inauguration was held on January 20, 1961.

Bonus: one rumor, debunked

Via jfklibrary.org

Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy and Kennedy had secretary named Lincoln.

While Kennedy did have a secretary with the last name Lincoln (Evelyn Lincoln pictured below). There are no records to show that Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy; Lincoln's secretaries were John Hay and John G. Nicolay.