Saturday, 12 July 2014

Abraham Lincoln and Jack Kennedy - some eerie similarities. Ron Kurtus and School for Champions. Hotel du Golf, les Arcs.

Hotel du Golf, Les Arcs

During a skiing holiday last year, twelve-year old Amy Mustard came down to the jazz bar at the Hotel du Golf in Les Arcs (a great hotel frequented by the French with terrific food) to show us these eerie comparisons made by Ron Kurtus, from http://www.school-for-champions.com/history/lincolnjfk.htm, a useful site for students.

Skiers wanting a good hotel convenient to the slopes will find the Hotel du Golf in Les Arcs fits the bill. Although it only has three stars it has three restaurants, a spa, swimming pools and conference facilities. The bar has great decor and a roaring fire.

Abraham Lincoln 1809-1869
Jack Kennedy 1917-1963
Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846
Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946
He was elected President in 1860
He was elected President in 1960
His wife lost a child while living in the White House
His wife lost a child while living in the White House
He was directly concerned with Civil Rights
He was directly concerned with Civil Rights
Lincoln was shot in the back of the head in the presence of his wife
Kennedy was shot in the back of the head in the presence of his wife
Lincoln was shot in the Ford Theatre
Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln, made by Ford
He was shot on a Friday
He was shot on a Friday
The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was known by three names, comprised of fifteen letters
The assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was known by three names, comprised of fifteen letters
Booth was killed before being brought to trial
Oswald was killed before being brought to trial
There were theories that Booth was part of a greater conspiracy
There were theories that Oswald was part of a greater conspiracy
Lincoln's successor was Andrew Johnson, born in 1808
Kennedy's successor was Lyndon Johnson, born in 1908