Bonaparte And Hitler

Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler were two of the strongest leaders ever known in the history of the world. But that is not the only thing common between the two. Hitler was born exactly 129 years after Bonaparte. Hitler rose to power 129 years after Napoleon’s reign and invaded Russia 129 years after Napoleon did. And that’s not all, Hitler was ultimately defeated 129 years after the defeat of Napoleon. 

Astronomer Or Astrologer?

South African astronomer Daniel Stefanus du Toit gave a lecture in Johannesburg, Florida, at the age of 49. The theme of the lecture was ‘Death can come at anytime’. And that turned out to be his last lecture. Right after finishing with the lecture when he went into his cabin, he choked to death on a peppermint at the spot. 

Cosmic Twins?

King Umberto I of Italy would go to a specific restaurant for dinner at times. One day he had an uncanny experience when he learned that the owner of his favorite restaurant was not just born on the same day as him but also in the same town. Even the name of both of their wives was Margherita. But that is not the end. One day Umberto learned that the owner had been shot and killed, and what more? The King was also assassinated later in the afternoon on the same day. 

The Biggest Protector

The Mongolians built the largest empire in history but there was one area, Japan, which they failed to conquer. When in the 13th century the Mongolians tried to enter the territory of Japan, a typhoon broke out at the Japanese Port of Hakata. The Mongolians retreated at that time but they returned again in the summer only to be greeted by a typhoon again. That is when the Mongols decided they would never visit Japan again. The surprise being that typhoons never even occur in summer. 

World Destructing Curse

The great Mongol warlord, Tamerlane’s tomb is engraved with two inscriptions that changed the history of the whole world. The first inscription reads, “When I rise from the dead, the world shall tremble” and the second one states, “Whomsoever opens my tomb shall unleash an invader more terrible than I”. Joseph Stalin opened the tomb and to everyone’s amazement, two days later Hitler and Nazis invaded Russia without declaring a war. 

The Accident of Hoover Dam

Out of the 112 accidental deaths at the construction site of the Hoover Dam, the first one occurred on the 20th of December in 1921. In the midst of the construction, the site got caught in a flash flood and the first casualty to be reported was John Gregory Tierney. And when after 14 years the dam had almost reached its finishing, the last casualty was reported yet again on the 20th of December and the man was Patrick William Tierney, J.G. Tierney’s only son.