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11 Amazing Historical Coincidences

The amazing coincidences in this episode of The List Show are drawn from the worlds of astronomy, politics, literature, and more. We’ve got well-known historical coincidences like the day John Adams and Thomas Jefferson passed away, along with some lesser-known (or less-considered) coincidences.

You’ll learn why dinosaurs didn’t enjoy total solar eclipses and find out that Galileo had an idiosyncratic (and let’s just say it, kind of annoying) way of communicating with his science buddies.

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Image Credits:

Wikimedia Commons
Public Domain

Cap Trafalgar (Willy Stöwer)
Battle (Charles Dixon)
Carmania (MaritimeDigital Archive)
Jessop (HefePine23)
Olympic (LOC)
Hawke Olympic (Pmcyclist)
Britanic (Allan C. Green)
A-boms (U.S. Dept. of Energy)
Nagasaki (U.S. Marines)
Pym title page (Carl savich)
Boat damage (A. D. McCormick)
Mignonette (Tom Dudley)
Shakespeare (National Portrait Gallery)
King James Bible (Church of England)
Johnson (National Portrait Gallery)
Salinger (Blz 249)
Robert Lincoln (LOC)
Lincoln assassination (Heritage Auctions)
Garfield assassination (Mdd4696)
Garfield treatment (Sherurcij
Pan-American Expo (LOC)
McKinley (T. Dart Walker)
Wilhelm II (Imperial War Museums)
Solar eclipse (NASA)
Bailey (The Royal Astronomical Society)
Umberto (Franzy89)

CC 3.0
Kristallnacht (German Federal Archives)

CC 4.0
Britannic sink (Zm05gamer)
Bailey’s Beads (Tomruen)

Getty Images
Battleship (mechanick)
Hearts (photosynthesis)
Titanic (Central Press)
Underwater Explosion (ChristianThielNet)
Poe (Hulton Archive)
Edwin Booth (Napoleon Sarony)John Wilkes Booth (Apic)
Adams and Jefferson (Hulton Archive)
Eclipse2 (EyesWideOpen)
Eclipse3 (TPG)
Eclipse4 (Jamie Squire)
Galileo (Hulton Archive)
Saturn (Print Collector)
Kepler (Hulton Archive)
Swift (Hulton Archive)Headache (Phynart Studio)
Twin babies (AWelshLad)
Jefferson (Print Collector)
Declaration of Independence (wynnter)
Lincoln (wynnter)
Nagasaki (Keystone)
Titanic sinking (Print Collector)
WW1 catalyst (Imagno)
Ocean background (klyaksun)
Twin adults (Newton Daly)
Moon earth (NASA)

Music:
“A Thousand Black Crows” (Isobel Raven/EMI)
List Show Opening and Closing Themes by Jason Weidner

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