10 Historic Coincidences That Leave You in Awe

Everything happens for a reason. Even self-made stories can become self-fulfilled prophecies when they happen in real life. Coincidence or not, these things make life even more exciting and mysterious.

These 10 coincidences are hard to believe, but they actually happened – Proof that everything in the past is connected to the events of the present days just as our current events will have something to do with the future.

Separated identical twins with almost identical lives


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James and James were born as identical twins from Ohio. They became police officers. James married Linda and had a son James Allan. His identical twin also married a woman named Linda and they had a son named James Alan. Both of them had a dog named Toy. James got divorced and got re-married to a woman named Betty while his brother James married Betty after his divorce.

That’s strange, isn’t it? Both James grew up with their respective parents after they were adopted from birth. They also had no idea about each other.

Edgar Allan Poe’s book and the story 46 years later


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Edgar Allan Poe claimed to have based the book The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket from a real story. But the truth is, the story came 46 years after the book was published. The story was about four sailors who survived a tragic sinking of a ship. They were forced to feed on a cabin boy named Richard Parker. The four survived and were rescued. So how did Poe establish the story and choose the name Richard Parker?

Halley’s Comet brought and took Mark Twain


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The passing of the Halley’s Comet happens every 76 years – about the same duration as Mark Twain’s life. The famous writer was born in 1835 when the comet passed the earth. In 1909, Twain said that he will go with the comet which was set to pass in 1910. Indeed, Twain died in 1910 on the same day the Halley’s Comet passed.

Miss Unsinkable


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One could say Violet Jessup is either an unsinkable woman or bad luck. The stewardess and nurse was aboard the HMS Olympic when it struck the HMS Hawke. Jessup also travelled with HMHS Britannic when the ship sank after hitting a sea mine. The unsinkable lady was also among the hundreds of people who took the first trip of RMS Titanic which sank after hitting an iceberg.

Anthony Hopkins case and a George Feifer book


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Anthony Hopkins was on a search for the book version of The Girl from Petrovka when he was preparing for his role of the same movie title. Hopkins couldn’t find one until a carriage in a subway station surprised him with the book. The author of the book said that he also did not have a copy of the book because he gave his last copy to a friend who lost it on the subway.

A Reincarnation?



Here are the pictures of Enzo Ferrari and Mesut Ozil placed side by side. Ferrari, the founder of the Ferrari company died in August of 1988 while Arsenal footballer Ozil was born two months after Ferrari’s death. Is it coincidence or a real-life proof of reincarnation?

The Prediction of the Sinking of the Titanic


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Morgan Robertson was a fantasy writer in the US and the author of the book Futility. In his book, Robertson described an unsinkable ship named Titan. It had insufficient lifeboats. It collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sunk. Fourteen years later in 1898, the unsinkable Titanic collided an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank.

Coincidences between Lincoln and Kennedy


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U.S. presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy shared a lot of unbelievable coincidences. Both had successors in the name Johnson; they both had four children; they had a friend named Billy Graham. Lincoln was killed by a gunshot at the back of his head and Kennedy died of the same cause. Both were accompanied by their wife and another couple. Their deaths both happened before a celebration. And here’s more, Kennedy’s secretary was Mrs. Lincoln while Lincoln’s was called John.

Escaped from Plane Crashes


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Maybe Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge was never meant to die through an airplane crash. The cyclist decided to take an earlier flight than go on board Malaysia Airline Flight 370, the mysterious plane that went missing. In 2014, de Jonge was supposed to be on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 but decided to take another flight to save money. Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine.

The Simpsons predicted Trump’s Presidency



The Simpsons saw it coming as early as the year 2000. An episode showed a full-grown Liza as the first female President. In a meeting, President Simpson said these words, “As you know, we’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump.” 16 years later, real-house Trump became president. Does this mean we’re getting a female president after him? Keep your fingers crossed!

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