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These Contrary Events That Happened Almost At The Same Time Will Leave You Amazed

Published on 20 March, 2014 at 10:00 am By

There have been many events in the world that took place at almost the same time but were so strikingly different in nature, they were just unbelievable. It is like a strange irony of fate, a contrariness of nature that makes these events interesting. How can we then not know of these contrary events?


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1. Orville Wright & Neil Armstrong

first man on moon

When Orville Wright (who helped invent the first working airplane) died, Neil Armstrong (the first man on the moon) was already 17 years old.

2. Galileo Galilei & Sir Isaac Newton

Galilio Died Newton Born

Galileo Galilei and Sir Isaac Newton share a very eerie connect. Galileo died in 1642 and Newton was born in 1642.

3. William Shakespeare & Miguel Cervantes

Shakespeare and Cervantes


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Both Shakespeare and Cervantes died on the same date which is April 23, 1616. But William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 according to the Julian Calendar and Miguel Cervantes died on April 23, 1616 according to the Gregorian Calendar.

4. woolly mammoths & pyramids of Giza

woolly mammoths

The woolly mammoths were still alive when the pyramids of Giza were being erected.

5. Queen Elizabeth and Marilyn Monroe

Elizabeth and Marilyn

Queen Elizabeth and Marilyn Monroe, both were born in 1926, only 40 days apart.

6. Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln

Darwin and Abraham Lincoln

Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln, both were born on the same date which is 12th February, 1809.

7. Queen Elizabeth and Emperor Akbar



Queen Elizabeth & Akbar

Queen Elizabeth I and Emperor Akbar were contemporaries and Queen Elizabeth had once written a letter to him.

8. Chicago Cubs & Ottoman Empire

Chicago Cubs & Ottoman Empire

The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series, the Ottoman Empire still existed.

9. Harvard University & Calculus

  Harvard University & calculus

Harvard University was founded before calculus was invented.

10. Fax machine & Oregon Trail Migration

Fax machine & Oregon Trail

The fax machine was invented the same year as the Oregon trail migration.

11.  Tiffany & Italy

Tiffany & Italy

The jewelry store Tiffany & Co. was founded before Italy was a country.

12. Guillotine & Star Wars

Guillotine & Star Wars

France was still using the guillotine when “Star Wars” came out.


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