Gleaned largely from the book: ‘Lincoln and Kennedy’ by Dr. John K. Lattimer
*Both assassins learned from the newspapers that their intended victims would be coming to them at their places of work.
*Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln automobile (a Ford product) and Lincoln was shot in Ford’s Theatre.
*Oswald fired his weapon from a warehouse and fled to a theatre. Booth shot Lincoln in a theatre and was captured in a warehouse ( a tobacco barn).
*The killers of the assassins, Ruby and Corbett, used Colt revolvers, each firing only one shot. Also both had changed their names.
*The assassins Booth and Oswald each survived a little over two hours after being shot.
*Both presidents were shot in the backs of their heads, on a Friday, while seated next to their wives-in the presence of another couple.
*Both wives (Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Kennedy) held their husbands’ heads after the shootings.
*The males of both sets of couples were also hurt by the assassins. Major Rathbone was wounded by Booth with a knife after shooting Lincoln. John Connelly was wounded by the assassin’s bullet after it exited Kennedy’s body.
*Both Lincoln and Kennedy were given closed-chest cardiac massage and artificial respiration.
*Both Lincoln and Kennedy had only partial autopsies.
*Both Lincoln and Kennedy were laid in state in the East Room of the White House-on the same catafalque base.
*Both Lincoln and Kennedy had the same funeral arrangements.
*Both Oswald and Booth had been stopped by authorities and released shortly after the assassinations.
*In each case, press photographs of the bodies were forbidden by a member of the Cabinet.Mail this post