Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Booth and Lincoln Coincidence

The Booth brothers; John Wilkes, Junius, and Edwin
President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, but by strange coincidence Booth saved Lincoln's life. Or, more accurately, Edwin Booth saved Robert Todd Lincoln.

When Abraham's son was falling between a moving train and the platform, John Wilkes' brother pulled him back on to platform. This happened a few months before the assassination took place.

Another odd coincidence is Robert Todd Lincoln's proximity to presidential assassinations. After his father's, he was eyewitness to Garfield's, and present at McKinley's. He later refused presidential invitations, saying "No, I'm not going, and they'd better not ask me, because there is a certain fatality about presidential functions when I am present." And no one was ever shot around him again.

9 comments:

The Wired said...

Are you serious? That is pretty hilarious.. I like the blog! Keep it up!

XXII said...

this is so crazy!!

sildude said...

I've heard this before. Pretty mind blowing.

Jonny said...

I never heard this before. The ones about the Lincoln-JFK similarities is good as well.

Nina said...

Abe was also a great vampire hunter. >.> but really though, interesting info.

Vyper said...

I've heard this before too, kinda creepy but very odd coincidences. Talk about sign of bad luck lol

Paul Johannsen said...

Haha! Nice blog you have here.

Astronomy Pirate said...

Crazy, I knew about Booth saving Lincoln's son, but I didn't know about the other presidents History is crazy stuff.

Alphabeta said...

Strange coincidence.

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