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.

Comparing historical timelines is my favorite activity, friends.

Nintendo was founded the same year that the Eiffel tower was finished.

Abercrombie & Fitch is older than corn flakes.

in 1913, freud, stalin, trotsky, bukharin, tito, hitler, emperor franz joseph and archduke franz ferdinand were all living within a few miles of each other in vienna


The dream location for time-traveling assassins.