10+ Historical Facts That Will Mess With Your Perception Of Time

You might be surprised to learn some historical events that took place during the same timeframe.

When we try to put historical events into perspective, we often simplistically divide things into 'old days' and 'modern times,' because our brains can often struggle with the concept of time.

But what happens when things that you would consider to belong to the contemporary world are actually much older than we think?

1. Orville Wright Was Still Alive When Hiroshima And Nagasaki Were Bombed (1945)

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2. Eiffel Tower Was Inaugurated In 1889 For The World's Fair, Which Was The Same Year Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' Was Painted

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3. Charlie Chaplin Died In 1977, The Same Year Apple Was Incorporated

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4. Marilyn Monroe And Queen Elizabeth Were Born In The Same Year. Here They (Both 30 At The Time) Meet At A Movie Premier In London In October 1956

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5. Harriet The Tortoise, Who Died In 2006, Had Seen Charles Darwin In Person

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6. Woolly Mammoths Were Still Alive While Egyptians Were Building The Pyramids (2660 BCE)

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7. George Washington Died In 1799. The First Dinosaur Fossil Was Discovered In 1824. George Washington Never Knew Dinosaurs Existed

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8. Anne Frank And Martin Luther King Junior Were Born In The Same Year (1929)

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9. Today's Oldest Living Tree (A Bristlecone Pine) Was Already 1,000 Years Old When The Last Wooly Mammoth Died

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10. Star Wars Came Out The Same Year As The Last Guillotine Execution In France (1977)

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11. Until 1971, women didn't gave a right to vote in Switzerland

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12. The Ottoman Empire Existed The Second To Last Time The Chicago Cubs Won The World Series (1908)

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13. The First Underground Line In London Was Opened On January 10, 1863. At That Time, The Civil War Was Still Raging In The United States

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14. Oxford University Existed For Hundreds Of Years Before The Aztec Empire Was Founded (1428)

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15. Nintendo Was Founded When Jack The Ripper Was Still On The Loose (1889)

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