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10 Historical Coincidences That Will Astonish Even Skeptics

Our life is full of amazing events that simply can’t be explained reasonably. Some think they’re omens; others say they’re just coincidences.

WeGoRo found 10 such eventualities that will make even skeptics doubtful. Read to the end — you’ll want to see what kind of a trump card we have to offer!

10. Olympic, Titanic, and Britannic

In 1907, White Star Line built 3 similar ships, and all of them met a similar fate. Britannic was blown up on a mine, Titanic notoriously collided with an iceberg, and Olympic, the most fortunate of the 3, crashed into another ship. It was repaired but eventually smashed into a lighthouse by the Canadian shores and was scrapped.

9. "Miss Unsinkable"

Nurse Violet Jessop’s story is surely worth a movie adaptation. It so happened that she was on the crew of all 3 notorious White Star Line ships, and she survived all 3 crashes: first on the Olympic (where no one was injured), then on the Titanic (where Violet got into one of the lifeboats), and then on the Britannic.

8. Mark Twain and Halley’s Comet

Mark Twain was born in 1835, right when Halley’s Comet was very close to the Sun and visible without optics. The writer foretold his death on the day when the Comet would appear in the skies again, and that’s just what happened in 1910.

7. Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s car license plate

The formal reason for World War I was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este, in 1914 in Sarajevo. The Archduke and his wife were shot in a car whose license plate (A III-118), as some argue, hinted at the date of the end of the war: November 11, 1918 (11.11.18).

6. The first and the last British soldiers to die in WWI

Private John Parr, the first British soldier killed in WWI, and Private George Ellison, the last one, were, by a strange coincidence, laid to rest in the same cemetery directly opposite each other.

5. 2 Dennis the Menace comic books

On March 17, 1951, artists from the UK and the US issued Dennis the Menace comics. The weird thing is that they did it independently of each other. To avoid confusion, the British version began selling under the name of Dennis and Gnasher. Both comics are still being published, and the US version was so popular it even got a movie adaptation.

4. James Dean’s "cursed" Porsche

The Porsche 550 Spyder James Dean drove to his death wasn’t called Little Bastard by chance. After the crash, the Porsche was bought by designer George Barris. During loading, it fell onto a mechanic, breaking both his legs. Then the garage where the car was kept burned down with no harm coming to the car. Later, in the museum where it was exhibited, the Porsche fell again and broke a teenager’s leg.

3. The 27 Club

This club is comprised of famous musicians and actors who died at the age of 27 and not always of obvious causes. Alexandre Levy is considered the first "member of the club," later joined by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison. One of the latest to join was Anton Yelchin, who died in 2016.

2. The story of separated twins

Twins Jim Lewis and Jim Springer were separated at birth and given to different adoptive families. They had the chance to meet each other 39 years later and were both astonished to find how similar their lives were, starting with their names. Here are just a few of the coincidences:

  • They both had a dog named Toy;
  • The twins were married to women named Linda, then divorced, and married again to women named Betty;
  • They drove the same cars and smoked cigarettes of the same brand;
  • They both worked in the police, vacationed on the same beach in Florida, suffered from migraines, and had a similar habit of biting their nails.

1. The immortal President of Russia

The Russian leader, it seems, may well have walked this Earth much longer than we could imagine. Someone has found 2 pictures, one from 1920 and another from 1941, portraying 2 people in military uniforms who look uncannily similar to Vladimir Putin, only younger. Perhaps he really is immortal, and we can expect him to reign in Russia for another century?

Bonus: The Simpsons foretold Donald Trump’s election as the US President.

One of the episodes of The Simpsons from 2000 features a joke that Donald Trump has become the US President. As we can see now, the joke was no less than a prophecy. However, a video where Trump is shown as a candidate for the presidency wasn’t an episode of The Simpsons but a short made a year before the election.

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