21 Historical Events That Somehow Took Place at the Same Time

Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth II were born the same year
21 Historical Events That Somehow Took Place at the Same Time

No matter what the weirdos with pamphlets say, this is an old-ass world, and even the sleepiest person in history class has a rough idea of when things happened. For example, World War I was a Long Time Ago, but Shakespeare was a Very Long Time Ago, while the birth of Jesus was a Super Long Time Ago, etc. But what if we told you Shakespeare was there at the birth of Jesus?

Of course, that would be dumb and wrong. But there are historical events that happened way closer to each other than seems possible. Like, when user ShyneBox asked r/AskReddit, “What are two events that took place in the same time in history but don't seem like they would have?,” the Wikipedia addicts of Reddit blew everyone’s minds. For example…

Vaiist 10y ago The filing cabinet was invented the same year as the remote control boat...and 30 years before sliced bread.
Fokillew 10y ago Baseball in St. Louis and the Little Big Horn.
 10y ago Spain was still a fascist dictatorship when Microsoft was founded.
 10y ago The invention of gunpowder and founding of Dublin, Ireland.
bobtheflob 10y ago Shakespeare was still alive when the British began colonizing America. For some reason I always pictured Shakespeare as being older than that.
StChas77 10y ago Edited 10y ago When pilgrims were landing on Plymouth Rock, you could already visit what is now Santa Fe, New Mexico to stay at a hotel, eat at a restaurant and buy Native American silver.
StrangeRover 10y ago NASA's Gemini program was winding down at the same time as Plate Tectonics, as we know it today, was becoming refined and accepted by the scientific community.
 10y ago The first wagon train of the oregon trail heads out the same year the fax machine is invented.
 10y ago Edited 10y ago Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth II were born in the same year.
Albertcore 10y ago Pablo Picasso died the year Pink Floyd released Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
sosorrynoname 10y ago The 5 th national black convention meets. The Spanish Inquisition ends.
YoungLoki 10y ago Yellowstone National Park was established the year after Germany officially became a country
 10y ago Jesus was going around claiming to be the son of God at the same time as the coinage in that area (and most of Europe) claimed that the current Emperor Caesar Augustus was.
Corndogqueen 10y ago Mammoths were walking the earth when the pyramids were being built.
Raintee97 10y ago Mtn. Dew was invented the same year the Nazis where invading Belgium.
sobeita 10y ago 1912 saw the maiden voyage of the Titanic as well as the birth of vitamins, x-ray crystallography, and MDMA.
nliausacmmv . 10y ago Nintendo was founded in 1888. Jack the Ripper was on the loose in 1888. The Washington Monument was finished in 1888.
 10y ago Oxygen was discovered around the time of the American Revolution. The idea of Franklin and Jefferson being such accomplished men of science and engineering, but not knowing what oxygen was is weird to me.
1 Blatrina 10y ago This was a favourite of my history teacher: Serfdom (basically slavery) was abolished in Russia the same year that construction began on the London Underground. 1861
SnipeyMcSnipe 10y ago The most popular one that I hear is how the Ottoman empire still existed the last time the Chicago Cubs won the world series.
kevinspacyhellokitty 10y ago The Mongols fought the Crusaders and the Samurais AT THE SAME TIME


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