Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Most Amazing Coincidences In Human History (3)


The world is full of weird occurrences. Here are a few of the most mind-boggling, jaw-dropping coincidences ever recorded in human history. You won't be disappointed.

Lincoln and Kennedy

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters. Both were particularly concerned with civil rights. Both wives lost their children while living in the White House. Both were shot in the head.

Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln. Both were succeeded by Southerners. Both successors were named Johnson. Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808. Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

Both of their assassins were known by three names. Both names are comprised of fifteen letters. Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse. Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater. Booth and Oswald were both assassinated before their trials.


A blurry photo of a man stealing a wallet in a store ran on the bottom of the front page of the December 14, 2007 edition of Idaho's Lewiston Tribune. Above it was an unrelated photo of a man painting a business. Readers noticed both men were wearing the same clothes and speculated that he could be the same man. He was, and was quickly arrested.

Worst Drivers Ever

In the entire state of Ohio in 1895, there were only two cars on the road, and the drivers of these two cars crashed into each other.

Cursed Lincoln

Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of Abraham Lincoln, was with his father when he passed away. But he also, coincidentally enough, was an eyewitness to the assassination of President James. A Garfield in 1881. He was Garfield's Secretary of War.

About 20 years later, in 1901, Robert Todd Lincoln was at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, at the invitation of then President William McKinley. McKinley was assassinated that day.

After this event, Robert Todd Lincoln turned down any future invitations by Presidents to events, fearing that his association led to their deaths.

Eleanor Rigby

Eleanor Rigby was released by The Beatles on August 5, 1966. McCartney in an interview said that he originally came up with the idea of Father McCartney but figured it was inappropriate to use his dad's name, so looked in the phone book and found McKenzie.

Ultimately, the name Father McKenzie was used in the song's lyrics. McCartney came up with the name Eleanor from actress Eleanor Bron and Rigby from a store in Bristol named Rigby Evens Ltd, Wine Spirit Shippers.

In the 1980s, a grave was discovered in St. Peters Parish Church in Woolton, Liverpool, with the name Eleanor Rigby on it. A few yards from Eleanor's grave lies another tombstone with the last name McKenzie on it.

The cemetery is located near the spot where Lennon and McCartney first met, and the two spent a lot of time in the cemetery sunbathing as teenagers.

Timur's Curse

A warlord and nobleman who controlled a vast swath of Asia during the 14th century, Timur Tamerlane was renowned as a military tactician whose warfare killed nearly 17 million people. He was also a celebrated patron of architecture and the arts.

In 1941, Joseph Stalin sent a team of archaeologists to open Timur's tomb in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, much to the alarm of local residents and Muslim clergy. Upon opening Timur's coffin, the team discovered an inscription: Whoever opens my tomb shall unleash an invader more terrible than I.

Within a matter of hours, Adolf Hitler's troops invaded Russia and an estimated 26 million people died as a result. In 1942, Stalin ordered Timur's remains to be reinterred back in Samarkand in accordance with Islamic tradition. Shortly after that, the German army surrendered at Stalingrad, ending their military campaign against the Russians.

Foul Ball(s)

During an August 17, 1957 game, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Richie Ashburn hit a foul ball into the stands that struck spectator Alice Roth, wife of Philadelphia Bulletin sports editor, Earl Roth, breaking her nose. When play resumed Ashburn fouled off another ball that struck her while she was being carried off in a stretcher.

Winning Numbers

On June 6, 2009, two men in China picked the same winning seven-digit lottery number. Though they were hundreds of miles away from each other, they bought their tickets at the exact same time, down to the second.

The Khan of Khans

Twice in seven years, in 1274 and 1281, the Mongols under the leadership of Kublai Khan could have almost certainly conquered Japan, but each time the invading fleet was turned back by a typhoon.

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