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.
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...
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Heavy stuff...eYe dun forgot about that theater thingy
...the Marquee read as follows on 11/22/63..
...cry of battle
War is hell....[ Double feature in which manager
..... amended title to 1st film...can't recall that film either.
...part 2...one Jim Grodin of Dallas TX ..Was cited or
Arrested 82 times by Dallas P D...( For being contrary
.to the 6th floor magic story.)
Goose bumps Willy. The first time I read this about 10 years ago, I sai: wow. I think more like 20 years ago wave
That's wild! beer
The teacher said:

1. Amongst other things:

Booth's DoB is: May 10, 1838
Oswald's is: October 18, 1939

Lincoln's secretaries were John Hay and John Nicolay.
Kennedy's was Evely Norton Lincoln

2. If you look for coincidences of the sort between any two men who have persued the same career, then I'm sure you'll find a few. Why is this so surprising?

In 1992, the Skeptical Inquirer ran a "Spooky Presidential Coincidences Contest." One winner found a series of sixteen similar coincidences between Kennedy and former Mexican President Álvaro Obregón, while the other came up with similar lists for 31 pairs of US presidents.

Nada supernaturel aye?
Random stuff - coincidence exist wherever you look for it; one born every minute if that gives you a frisson!
Willy, hope you don't mind if I post this story here.

Richard Seaman was a UK racing car driver, born 1913 died 1939, he was 26. They say that he was superstitious about 13. He wouldn't drive under the number 13 but did drive a 1926 car and did use the number 26.
Seaman won a total of 13 events in his career.

That much is true but reporters embellished it, a lot. They reported that the race was on the 26th, that he was on the 26th lap with 13 laps to go of a 39 lap race. That he started 13th on the grid and crashed on the 13th bend. Finally that he died on the 26th.
None of this is accurate, the race was on the 25th and he died later that day in hospital.
But all this is still a bone of contention and people are still looking for evidence to verify dates etc. It almost looks like they were trying to come up with 13 instances of the use of 13 and multiples of it.

Mercedes-Benz still tend his grave, which is important and nice. The rest is just overenthusiasm and maybe a kind of loyalty.
Yeah, so?
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