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21 Historical Events That You Had No Idea Happened Around The Same Time!

8. Pablo Picasso died in 1973 the same year that Pink Floyd released The Dark Side of the Moon.

Pablo Picasso and the dark side of the moon
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Pablo Picasso, who is considered to be amongst the greatest painters of the 20th century, died on the 8th of April, 1973, at the age of ninety-one, a month after Pink Floyd released The Dark Side of the Moon, their eighth studio album.(source)

9. John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley all died on November 22, 1963.

John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley
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John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on the 22nd of November, 1963, the very same day that C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley, perhaps the two of greatest writers of the century, also died.(source)

10. The first democratic elections in Saudi Arabia preceded the launch of YouTube by four days.

Election in saudi arabia and youtube
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The first democratic elections in Saidu Arabia were municipal elections held in 2005. Four days later, on February 14, 2005, YouTube was launched.(1,2)


11. Coca-Cola is twenty-five years younger than Italy.

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Coca-Cola was introduced in 1886, exactly twenty-five years after a united Italian kingdom was announced on the 17th of March, 1861.(1,2)

12. And Coca-Cola is three years older than Nintendo.

Nintendo and coca cola
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Nintendo was launched on September 23, 1889, in Japan, by which time Coca-Cola had already been around for three years.(source)

13. When construction of the Great Pyramids started 4,500 years ago, wooly mammoths still lived on the Siberian coast.

the Great Pyramids and Woolly Mammoths
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The last wooly mammoth population, which lived on Wrangler Island off the coast of Siberia, became extinct about 4,000 years ago. Meanwhile, in Egypt, the reigns of the pharaohs were in full swing and the Pyramids of Giza were already 1,000 years old.(source)

14. Switzerland gave women the vote the same year that America drove a lunar buggy on the moon.

Switzerland women vote and America lunar
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On February 7, 1971, Switzerland gave women the right to vote in federal elections and stand for elections. Five months later, on July 30, 1971, astronauts David Scott and James Irwin landed on the moon aboard the Apollo 15, along with the first ever lunar vehicle, making Scott and Irwin the first humans to drive on a surface other than the Earth’s.(1,2)


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