Death of Twins What a strange coincidence! What are the odds of that happening?
On the obituary page of a newspaper was the story of the deaths of two sisters who were twins. They lived in Ohio 30 miles apart, and they both died of natural causes on Mother’s Day. Ruth and Rachel were born two hours apart 74 years ago. They each died of heart failure on the same day, only three hours apart.
What a strange coincidence! What are the odds of that happening?
At the U.S. Open Golf Tournament, in 1989 (Rochester, NY), four golfers shot holes-in-one on the same hole (par-3 # 6), in the same round, and all four used a number 7-iron.
One spectator who saw all four aces remarked, “I don’t think I will ever see that again as long as I live!” I would say that is a safe bet!
A mother in Germany photographed her infant son in 1914 and left the film to be developed at a store in Strasbourg. It was a single “film plate” and before the time of “rolls of film.” World War I broke out, and she was unable to return to Strasbourg. So she gave up the picture for lost.
Wow! What are the changes of that happening by chance???
Kennedy was elected President exactly 100 years to the week after Lincoln.
Both were deeply involved in civil rights for blacks.
Both were assassinated on a Friday in the presence of their wives.
Each lost a son while living in the White House.
Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy. Kennedy’s secretary was named Lincoln.
Lincoln was shot in Ford’s Theater. Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln convertible made by the Ford Motor Co.
Lincoln’s assassin ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse. Kennedy’s assassin ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
Both assassins were themselves assassinated before their trials.
Both Presidents were succeeded by Vice Presidents named Johnson who were born 100 years apart (1808 and 1908).