Even when you are scrolling through our post, some important event might be happening in some corner of the world. History is an ongoing process with new events added to is course on a daily basis. However keeping an eye on all these eventful happenings is surely a very tough job. Many a times such might happen that while one part of the world is experiencing extreme water shortage, another part of the world is celebrating the inauguration of an iconic restaurant brand. Here we have prepared 18 such comparisons of historical date which will surely change the way you perceive time.
1. In the year of 1867, Alaska was sold to US for $7.2 million. Canada became a nation in the same year.
2. Foundation of USA witnessed the decline of Genghis Khan’s empire.
3. Seven years prior to the birth of Galileo, the equals sign was invented by Robert Recorde in the year 1557.
4. In 218 BC, while the Great Wall of China was in its nascent phase of being built, Hannibal was trying to enter the Roman Empire by crossing the Alps.
5. When the first installment of the Star Wars franchise came out in 1977, guillotine was still being used in France.
6. Italy founded on 17 March 1861, thirty one years prior to the invention of the legendary drink Coca-Cola.
7. Orville Wright of the Wright brothers, died on January 30, 1948 when Neil Armstrong was only eighteen years old.
8. Eminent rapper Eminem was born in 1972. Exact one year later Pablo Picasso died and Dark Side of the Moon was released by Pink Floyd.
9. Both Harvard university and Qing dynasty of China were founded in 1636.
10. Dinosaurs which used to roam our planet once are elder than the inner moons and rings of Saturn by almost 350 million years.
11. Queen Elizabeth II and Marilyn Monroe share the same birth year of 1926.
12. Discovery of America by Columbus took place 40 years after the fall of the Eastern Roman empire.
13. 66 years after the Wright brothers flew the first manned aircraft, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin set foot on Moon.
14. In the year 1940 as McDonald’s, America’s biggest food chain was laying its foundation stone, Jewish prisoners started to arrive in Auschwitz.
15. Within just two years of commissioning of the first aircraft carrier by U.S, the Ottoman Empire collapsed.
16. Sir Issac Newton was born in 1642, exact 11 months after the demise of Galileo Galilei, the Italian polymath.
17. The Republic of Venice witnessed the formation and existence of the United States for the first twenty-one years.
18. Enzo Ferrari, founder of the Ferrari company died on August 14, 1988. Just a month later on October 15, footballer, Mesut Özil was born.
Both looks like twins. Isn’t a massive coincidence?
19. C.S. Lewis, John F. Kennedy, and Aldous Huxley share the same death anniversary of 2nd November 1963.