14 Eyebrow-Arching Historic Coincidences

There's some historic coincidences that can be explained, like Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applying for patents on a telephone only hours apart from each ... probably because the other one was tipped off. But to hear some truly unexplainable coincidences, read on below.


The car in which Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assasinated had a license plate that was the same as the date WWI ended. A III 118 44 Armistice 11 NovemSource: Smithsonian


Mark Twain predicted the date of his own death a year before it happened. Speaking about his relationshp to Halley's Comet, which was visible the yearRead More: 6 Famous People Who Eerily Predicted Their Own Deaths


Twin tragedy Erskine Lawrence Ebbin was knocked down by a taxi and killed in Hamilton, Bermuda and it was the Sime taxi with the same driver, carrvingRead more: The 5 Most Mind-Blowing Coincidences of All-Time


Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. He was on a business trip in Hiroshima, then returned home before the second bombSource: NBC


The novella The Wreck of the Titan predicted the sinking of the Titanic... 14 years before it happened. The Wreck of the Titan o Futility Morgan RoberRead More: 6 Insane Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened


3 of the first 5 Presidents died on July 4th. Adams and Jefferson died a few hours apart in 1826, and Monroe died in 1831. Read More: 6 Insane Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened


John Wilkes Booth is in one of the 50 photos John Wilkes Booth ever taken of Abraham Abraham Lincoln Lincoln. This one was taken during his Second InaRead more: 8 Insane Coincidences You Won't Believe


Haiti and Liechtenstein had the same flag design by coincidence. It wasn't discovered until they both competed in the 1936 Olympics. CRACKED.COM Source: Britannica


In March 195l, both the American and British Dennis the Menace comics premiered, coincidentally. There is no way either creator could have known what Source: BBC


Kennedy predicted his own assassination the morning of his death. He told his wife, But Jackie, if somebody wants to shoot me from a window with a riSource: Snopes


The word for dog in the extinct language of Mbabaram is' dog. It's just a coincidence. CRACKEDCOMT Source: Language Hat


Violet Jessop was on the Titanic when it sank, the Olympic when it collided with a British warship, and the Britannic when it sank. She continued to wSource: Titanic Survivor


The graves of the first and last British soldier to die in World War I face each other, unintentionally. They are 15 feet apart from one another. CRACSource: The Guardian


Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, was nearby during three presidential assassinations. After the third, he stopped attending presidential fuSource: Mental Floss


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