History is full of intriguing events, and we have always been interested in particular battles, events and heroes.
But do you know that some things happened at the same time?
1. Ecstasy was made in 1912. Titanic sank in the same year.
2. Isaac Newton invented Calculus years after the establishment of Harvard University.
3. Barack Obama became a President of the US the same year the last widow of a civil war veteran died.
4. McDonald’s was founded days after prisoners were sent to Auschwitz in 1940.
5. In 1967, NASA was exploring space and scientists agreed on tectonic plates.
6. Mother Teresa died on August 31, 1997, 5 days after the death of Princess Diana.
7. People used London Underground to arrive on time for public hanging.
8. Wagons first appeared on the Oregon Trail in 1843. Fax machines were invented in the same year.
9. Swiss women were given the right to vote in 1971. In the same year, Americans sent a buggy on the moon.
10. Pilgrims made Plymouth Rock when people in New Mexico made the Palace of The Governors.
11. Star Wars was released in 1977. That’s when the last person in France was executed by guillotine in France.
12. This Bristlecone Pine was 1,000 years old when Wooly Mammoth became extinct. It’s the oldest tree alive.
13. Anne Frank was as old as Martin Luther King (1929).
14. Jack the Ripper was killing people in London in 1889. Japanese were already playing Nintendo in that period.
15. The first fossil of dinosaur was found 25 years after the death of George Washington in 1799. He didn’t know they existed.
16. Oxford University was established hundreds of years before The Aztec Empire (1428).
17. The Pyramid was built in 2660 BCE. Mammoths still thrived on Planet Earth.
18. Harriet is the only tortoise to see Charles Darwin in person. She died in 2016.
19. Marilyn Monroe was the same age as Queen Elizabeth. In this photo, they were both 30, shaking hands at a movie premiere in London, 1956.
20. John Tyler is the 10th President of the US. His two grandsons were still alive in 2019.
21. In 1889, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated for The World’s Fair. Van Gogh painted “Starry Night” in the same year.
22. London opened the first underground line on January 19, 1863. The Civil War was still killing people in the US.
23. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released in the summer of 2007. iPhone users got their first iPhone in the same summer.
24. The Brooklyn Bridge was constructed in the same year the Battle of Little Bighorn took place (1876).
25. Microsoft was founded in 1975. Spain was a fascist dictatorship in that year.