15 Coincidences That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

We all experience coincidences pretty regularly, but some stand out more than others. In fact, certain historical coincidences don’t have a logical explanation — and had wide-ranging impacts. Enjoy these mindblowing historical coincidences, and don’t forget to COMMENT and SHARE

1. Abraham Lincoln and JFK

Two of America’s most beloved presidents share a number of uncanny similarities: both were over six feet tall (even though both lived in eras when the average height for a man was well below that). Both were military men. Both suffered from genetic diseases. Finally, both met their ends on a Friday by the same means — an assassin’s bullet in the head while they were seated next to their wives.

1. Abraham Lincoln and JFK
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2. Musical genius neighbors

Jimi Hendrix and George Handel both went down in history for being musical prodigies — albeit for two very different types of music. Had they not lived their lives two centuries apart, they would have been neighbors in London. Hendrix lived at 23 Brook Street while Handel was next door at 25 Brook Street.

2. Musical genius neighbors
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3. Predicting the Titanic tragedy.

Fourteen years before the Titanic sunk in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, a novella written by Morgan Robertson predicted the ship’s demise. Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan featured a similarly-named ship — but the coincidences don’t stop there. Both the fictional Titan and the real-life Titanic were described as “unsinkable”, had a similar length, suffered from a shortage of lifeboats and struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic.

3. Predicting the Titanictragedy.
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4. Hoover Dam victims

This massive engineering marvel claimed the lives of numerous workers during its lengthy construction, which stretched on for more than a decade. The first worker to die, J.G. Tierny, lost his life on December 20, 1922. The last worker to die was Tierny’s son, who perished thirteen years later, to the day, on December 20, 1935.