Unlikely simultaneous historical events
A poster on Reddit asks: What are two events that took place in the same time in history but don’t seem like they would have?
Spain was still a fascist dictatorship when Microsoft was founded.
There were no classes in calculus in Harvard’s curriculum for the first few years because calculus hadn’t been discovered yet.
Two empires [Roman & Ottoman] spanned the entire gap from Jesus to Babe Ruth.
When the pyramids were being built, there were still woolly mammoths.
The last use of the guillotine was in France the same year Star Wars came out.
Oxford University was over 300 years old when the Aztec Empire was founded.
I know it’s less of a shock if you read His Last Bow, but it does blow my mind a bit that there’s an entire collection of ACD Holmes stories that were written and published after World War I.
#Gandhi was born just five years after Abraham Lincoln’s death#Napoleon Bonaparte was 11 years old when the American Declaration of Independence was signed#there were still public hangings in London after the Underground was developed#JJ Thompson discovered the electron 6 years after Little Big Horn#The Rwandan Genocide happened three days after Kurt Cobain killed himself#Thomas Jefferson was President of the United States at the same time that the Holy Roman Empire was ending#Cleopatra’s life time is closer to the modern day than to the building of the Great Pyramids (x)