Coincidence (Part 4)

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  • In 1838, the horror writer, Egdar Allan Poe, wrote a book called ‘The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym’. It was about four survivors of a shipwreck who were in an open boat for many days before they decided to kill and eat the cabin boy named Richard Parker for survival. Amazingly in 1846 just eight years after the novel was published , a real-life Richard Parker died in a shipwreck. Then in 1884, the yacht, Mignonette, sank with only four survivors, who were in an open boat for many days. Eventually the three senior members of the crew, killed and ate the cabin boy. The name of the cabin boy was Richard Parker.
  • On February 13, 1746, a Frenchman, Jean Marie Dubarry, was executed for the murder of his father. Amazing fact is that precisely 100 years later, on February 13, 1846, another Frenchman, also named Jean Marie Dubarry, was executed  for the murder of his father.
  • On the 26th November, 1911, three men were hanged at Greenberry Hill in London after being convicted of the murder of Sir Edmund Berry. Amazingly their names were Green, Berry and Hill.
  • Choosing a holiday destination became the stuff of nightmares for Birmingham couple Jason and Jenny Cairns Lawrence. In 2001 the couple were visiting New York when the Twin Towers were struck; they were in London for a few days in July 2005 when three Tube trains and a bus were bombed and they were in Mumbai in November 2008 when a coordinated shooting and bombing spree brought tragedy to the city. Amazingly they were witness to three major international terrorist atrocities over seven years.
  • In the entire state of Ohio in 1895 there were only two cars on the road and the drivers of these two cars amazingly crashed into each other.
  • Lorraine and Levinia Christmas of Norfolk ,both sisters on the spur of the moment decided to drive to one another’s houses to deliver presents on Christmas Eve 1994.The country road between their villages was precariously icy and both sisters were involved in a head-on crash with each other. Amazingly they spent Christmas in the same hospital as their father who was recovering from surgery.
  • Amazing fact is Robert Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln’s only son) either witnessed or was in the immediate vicinity of three successful presidential assassinations i.e.  President Lincoln in 1865 , President Garfield in 1881 and President McKinley in 1901.
  • Oregon’s Columbian newspaper announced the winning Pick 4 lottery numbers for June 28, 2000 in advance. The newspaper had intended to print the previous set of winning numbers but erroneously printed those for the state of Virginia, namely 6-8-5-5. Amazingly in the next Oregon lottery, those same numbers were drawn.
  • Amazing fact is Manchester United legend Paul Scholes scored on his debut, his 100th game, his 200th game, his 300th game, his 400th game, his 500th game and his 700th game. His goal on his 200th game was an own goal. He only failed to score on his 600th, but still that’s remarkable coincidence.
  • Henri Trange fought five duels in Marseilles, France, between the years of 1861 and 1878. Amazingly the first four of his opponents died before any shots were fired. Just before any shots were fired in the fifth duel, Trange himself dropped dead.
  • Claude Volbonne killed Baron Rodemire de Tarazone of France in 1872. Amazingly 21 years earlier, the Baron’s father had been murdered by somebody else called Claude Volbonne.
  • In 1899 a bolt of lightning killed a man as he stood in his backyard in Taranto, Italy. Thirty years later his son was killed in the same way and in the same place. Most amazing fact is on October 8, 1949, Rolla Primarda, the grandson of the first victim and the son of the second victim, became the third such victim at the same spot by yet another bolt of lightning.
  • When King Louis XVI of France was a child, he was warned by an astrologer to always be on his guard on the 21st day of each month. Louis was so terrified by this that he never did business on this day. However on June 21st 1791, following the French revolution, Louis and his queen were arrested in Varennes whist trying to escape France. On September 21st 1791, France abolished the institution of Royalty and proclaimed itself a republic. Finally in fact on January 21st 1793, King Louis XVI was executed by guillotine.
  • Amazingly Violet Jessop was an ocean liner stewardess that survived three separate disasters on Olympic-class ocean liners including the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The three ships were the largest and most luxurious boats of the early 20th century. She was an Irish emigrant who worked her first job as a stewardess with the Royal Mail Line on the Orinoco. On June 14, 1911, she was on the RMS Olympic when the boat crashed with the cruiser HMS Hawke. At the time of the accident, the Olympic was the largest civilian liner in the world. It took heavy damage and flooding in the crash, but was able to make it back to Southampton. On April 10, 1912, Violet boarded the RMS Titanic on the ship’s maiden voyage. Four days later, the boat hit an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic. She was able to board the 16th lifeboat and given a baby to look after. After the outbreak of World War I, she worked as a stewardess for the British Red Cross. On November 21, 1916, she was onboard the HMHS Britannic when the ship hit a mine and sank in the Aegean Sea. The Britannic was the largest ship to be lost during World War I, and 30 people died in the tragedy. As the ship went under, she was forced to jump off her lifeboat and was rescued.
  • Mrs Fletcher was flying from Manchester to Florida for her daughter’s wedding in November 2003 when she had a heart attack. Amazingly when urgent appeal was made for doctors , 15 fellow professionals rushed to help her. There were all cardiologists on the flight on their way to a conference who were able to keep her stable while the plane was diverted to North Carolina and she survived.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team 

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