Before we get started, these coincidences are not necessarily historically accurate. Their absurdity lends itself to storytelling and exaggeration even if the original story was very much true. In fact, you could even get well reputed historians to argue about the details in many of these cases. But keep in mind, this list isn’t about what actually happened. It’s about what people say actually happened (isn’t all of history anecdotal? Something to think about…). And that can be hard to separate sometimes (just consider how often you’ve disagreed with your friends about things you had all seen with your own two eyes!) But we digress, these are 25 of the of the craziest historical coincidences you’ve ever heard!
25 Of The Craziest Historical Coincidences You’ve Ever Heard | List25
The Blockade Bummer – Hey, wait a minute…that looks like us.
Sister Act – Did you ever know that you’re my hero?
Like father, like son – Dam that’s coincidental.
Squanto and his perfect English – You guys already speak English? What a coincidence!
Ghost Pre-Con – Coincidentally, there are other video games I would’ve wanted to come true.
Lightning never strikes twice…or something like that – He had an attractive personality.
Seriously Joe? Stop walking under that window! – JOE! STAHP!
The Unsinkable Hugh Williams – I should name my first-born Hugh Williams.
Third time’s a charm? – If at first you don’t succeed…
The unfortunate inventor – Please stop inventing things. For the good of mankind.
The Jim twins – “Hi, my name’s Jim. And you are…” “Also Jim.”
Family drama – Let bygones be bygones.
King Umberto’s double – The Prince (technically king) and the Pauper
The ultimate survivor – And he probably never traveled again.
What? – I would’ve gone with Helluva-Good Burger (Oh…that’s taken too?)
Titanic, the prequel – And no, not the history of Jack or Rose before they boarded.
The Lone Gunmen – I wonder what went through the minds of all those involved on the show.
Curse of Tamarlane – This historical coincidence reminds us why we should not open tombs!
November 9th – Remember remember the 9th of November…wait, that’s not how it goes.
Violet Jessop – And she probably never set foot on another boat.
Lincoln/Kennedy – I wonder if Linkin Park and The Dead Kennedys have this much in common.
A revolutionary neighborhood – Did they ever run into one another?
Mark Twain – What cool event happened on the day you were born?
Adams & Jefferson – The original frenemies?
How a Syrian immigrant led to the creation of iPhones – I never met my birth father either, Steve. Coincidence…?
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