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  1. bluberi at |

    There are a lot of parts of the Lincoln-Kennedy myth which are wrong or misleading. Like the fact that Booth was born in 1838 not 1839. Oswald was captured almost immediately and assasinated a few days later. Booth was killed in a gunfight (in a barn not a warehouse) with soldiers after being on the run for 11 days.

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  2. Moonrunner at |

    One of the most weirdly interesting things about the Titanic story to me is that at the time it struck the iceburg, in the second class dining room there was being offered a new kind of entertainment for a few lucky passengers, a moving picture show. (moving pictures were still considered “low” or “vulgar” entertainment at the time due to the seediness of some nickelodeon offerings of the time, so the frist class passengers could check out this new “fad” in second class without tarnishing their reputation) The movie being shown? The Poseidon Adventure. Yes, this epic (53 minutes, a very long film for the time) story of passengers and crew struggling to survive in a ship that has capsized, was wriiten, produced, and directed by D.W. Griffith in 1911. Paul Gallico’s novel (and thus the 1971 film) were based on Griffith’s original screenplay.

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  3. bigsteve at |

    Also interesting about the Jefferson/Adams connection was the fact that as he was dying, John Adams is quoted as saying “Thomas Jefferson survives”. He didnt know that a messenger was coming to tell him that Jefferson had just passed away.

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  4. D.Sharp at |

    I don’t see how Lee Harvey Oswald is a part of this list.

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  5. Rick at |

    Although Adams and Jefferson were opposed politically, they did regain a friendship in later years. They were both acutely aware of the fact that, after a certain time, they remained the last two signers of the Declaration. Correspondence exists that documents their mutual respect for each other, even in the face of their longstanding political disagreements.

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  6. joe jim at |

    The Kennedy lincoln one is full of wrong, Lincoln never had a secretary named Kennedy. Also other parts of it where added wrongfully to make it seem strange.
    I saw a T.V. show about this myth.
    Oswald ran into a storage barn but it sounds better to call it a warehouse.

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    1. get real at |

      “I saw a T.V. show about this myth. Oswald ran into a storage barn but it sounds better to call it a warehouse.”

      Are you kidding me? If someone said give me another name for a storage barn, what would YOU say, honestly? Warehouse, of course. And even taking that one away, which you can’t, the rest are still incredible. Some people just like to be contrary – if only they knew everyone else sees them as twits!

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  7. DyNama at |

    i too was going to point out that a lot of the Kennedy-Lincoln coincidences were bunk, but others have done a good job at that. @joejim, your last sentence doesn’t make sense; did you mean Booth?

    I don’t think Oswald shot anyone, he was an innocent patsy, but there are many weird things about him. One of my favorites is that he and his Russian wife were befriended by the Russian community in Dallas, including a man named George de Mohrenschildt, who decades before had been friends of the Bouvier family and their daughter Jacqueline Bouvier, who would grow up to marry John Kennedy!

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  8. Manticore at |

    Dude, Chapter 27 was pretty good. Not great by any means, but Jared Leto killed it.

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  9. Tim at |

    The Declaration of Independence was NOT signed on July 4th as commonly believed. It was only ratified. It wasn’t signed until August 2, 1776.

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  10. Niamh at |

    Another coincidence about the assassination of Franz Ferdinand (that started WW1) was the number plate on the car. It was A111118. If you separate it, you get 11/11/18, which is the date the First World War started. And the ‘a’? Armistice day. Spooky, huh?

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    1. TopTenz Mister at |

      The war started on 11/11/18? Really?

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    2. TopTenz Mister at |

      It’s something like AIII118 if I remember correctly.

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  11. Mattison at |

    That first one is really weird to me i have an identical twin

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  12. Marlene Pope at |

    A couple yrs ago I met 2 brothers a few yrs apart in age ..They both bought motorcycles …the kind they consider crotch rockets and would often ride together ….The older brother was in a fatal wreck and when the other Brother heard of this he raced to the scene of he accident he hit a car that was stopped for his Brothers accident .The younger brother was thrown off his cycle and passed away ..within a hour of his brother about 100 feet from where his brother was killed …:(.

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  13. Philo Beddoe at |

    Would believe the Lincoln/Kennedy connection if Oswald had actually killed JFK but only a total moron would buy the single bullet theory.Yes…one magical bullet fired from a magical angle.

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  14. Neil Chapman at |

    What are you talking about Niamh? World War I did NOT start on 11-11-18! It started on July 28, 1914! LOOK IT UP!!!

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