"Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous."
- Albert Einstein
On the third day, three men were on their way to the third moon landing...
Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise - the crew of Apollo 13.
Apollo 13 was the thirteenth in a series of missions using Apollo-specification flight hardware and was to be the third lunar landing.
Launch: 1970 April 11 13:13:00.
Apollo Lunar Mission number 13 was aborted while in route to the Moon on the third day 21:00 of the mission,
because of an explosion of a fuel cell in the service module.
At fifty-five hours, fifty-five minutes into the mission (55:54:53 mission time) (on 1970 April 13 22:07:53), all three astronauts heard and felt a "pretty large bang".
Contacts arced closed by using 65 volts from a 65 volt power supply.
The contacts were rated and designed for 28 volts.
On 17 April 1970 at 12:07:44 p.m. Central Standard Time, (142:54:41 mission time) the crew of Apollo 13 splashed down, very lucky to be alive.
Apollo-13 was a label-name given to the 13th mission.
Apollo-13 left the launch pad at 13:13 (CST) hours military time.
The accident occurred on April 13.
The Apollo-13 capsule of the NASA is the only Apollo mission not to have succeeded to land on the Moon.
The three man crew was on a scientific mission eager to learn (3).
Two presidents authored Peace with pen and might...
Abraham Lincoln was 16th (2x2x2x2, 2^4) President of the United States.
Assassinated Good Friday, April 14, 1865, at approximately 10:15 p.m. (1865.04.14 22:15)
Lincoln died 1865.04.15 07:22 at age 56
Wife: Mary (Todd) Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln, age 33, married Mary Todd, age 23, on November 4, 1842
Age 23! had 4 children.
John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
John Kennedy was the 35th (5x7) President of the United States.
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963)
John called by his initials JFK.
John was assassinated and died Friday, November 22, 1963 at 12:30 p.m. CST (18:30 UTC) (1963.11.22 12:30)
John declared dead 1963.11.22 1300 at age 46. Fourth president assassinated.
John Kennedy (Age 35) married Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy Age 33 (B:July 28, 1929) September 12, 1953.
John Age 35 and 35th president
Jackie Age 33 same as Age 33 of Abraham
Jackie had four children.
President Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 and died on April 15, 1865 (age 56)
President Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 and died on Nov 22, 1963 (age 46)
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Lincoln failed to win the Vice Presidential nomination in 1856.
Kennedy failed to win the Vice Presidential nomination in 1956.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
Lincoln defeated Stephen Douglas who was born in 1813.
Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon who was born in 1913.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost children while in the White House.
Willie for Abraham & Mary. Patrick for John & Jackie.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.
Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners.
Both Presidents had Vice Presidents named Johnson.
Lincoln's Vice President was called Andrew Johnson who served in the House of Representatives in 1847.
Kennedy's Vice President was called Lyndon Johnson who served in the House of Representatives in1947.
Both successors (their Vice Presidents) were named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1838. (not 1839)!
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three full names.
(John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald)
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.
Both president's last names are composed of 7 letters.
Both shot in a Ford...
Lincoln was shot at the theatre called "Ford's Theatre."
Kennedy was shot in a limousine called a Ford "Lincoln": 1961 Lincoln Presidential Limousine.
The car "Lincoln" refers to the opposite president: Lincoln
The owner of the theatre was "John" T. Ford referring to the opposite president: John
Seating was 2400 people. (24x100) Accident Killed 22 people. (11x2)
Seating: as two couples
Mary sat on president's right side. Jackie sat on president's left side.
The glass barrier in the car is critical...
Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse.
Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.
Events transcend multipliers of 10: (ie 100)
Event11 Twin Towers:
al-Qaeda terrorists attacked the US under direction of Islamic terrorist Bin Laden.
Higher physical value targets such as nuclear power plants would have killed and involved more people.
But they were not choosen, opting for a social statement (9).
Through a series of seemingly - evident - mistakes and eneffectiveness, the United States is unable to stop the unprecidented actions.
19 hijackers: 3 fives and 1 four
First man killed: Daniel Lewin.
Flight 11 crashes at 8:46:26 with five terrorists.
1)Flight 11: North WTC 76p 11c 5t = 92 at 08:46:20 AA Boeing 767-223 Tail:N334A (11)
2)Flight 175: South WTC 51p 9c 5t = 65 at 09:03 UA Boeing 767-222 (5x5x7)
3)Flight 77: Pentagon 53p 6c 5t = 64 at 09:37 AA Boeing 757-223 (7x11)
4)Flight 93: Shanksville 33p 7c 4t = 44 at 10:03:11 UA Boeing 757-222 (3x31)
UA drops the flight number "93", "175".
The Twin Towers visually looked like the number "11."
The first airplane that exploded into the Towers was American Airlines flight "11".
AA Flight 11 Boeing 767-223ER Dep-7:45 Departed-7:59 (08:00) Gate-32
Flight-11 had a crew of 11
Two of the four flights numbers (11, 77) have prime factors of "11".
Several of the terrorists lived in a residence in London at an address of "11."
The date of the attack: 9/11 is (as a label) 9 + 1 + 1 = 11
September 11th is the 254th day of the year: 2 + 5 + 4 = 11
After September 11th there are 111 days left to the end of the year.
Ramzi Yousef - 11 Letters (convicted or orchestrating the attack at the WTC in 1993)
State of New York - The 11th State added to the Union
First man killed: Daniel Lewin, Israel Defense Force, seat 9B Flight-11.
Israel is the "12" or people and the "9" is a social statement.
The plane strikes the 93rd through 99th floors North WTC.
Flight 11 attendant Betty Ong first to report a hijacking:
"I'm number three on Flight 11",
...reporting and describing.
She is the reporter and updater: the messenger (Three 3).
Betty Ong has been speaking by Airfone to three employees (3) at American Airlines.
(Amy Sweeney was also reporting but did not "prophetically" identify herself.)
1918 November 11 (Armistice)
Germany surrendered and had to sign an armistice with the Allies; the official date of the end of World War One.
At 11 am, in the French town of Redonthes
Below this line is only data...
Work in progress...
Henry Ziegland thought he had dodged fate.
In 1883, he broke off a relationship with his girlfriend who, out of distress, committed suicide.
The girl's brother was so enraged that he hunted down Ziegland and shot him.
The brother, believing he had killed Ziegland, then turned his gun on himself and took his own life.
But Ziegland had not been killed.
The bullet, in fact, had only grazed his face and then lodged in a tree.
Ziegland surely thought himself a lucky man.
Some years later, however, Ziegland decided to cut down the large tree, which still had the bullet in it.
The task seemed so formidable that he decided to blow it up with a few sticks of dynamite.
The explosion propelled the bullet into Ziegland's head, killing him.
(Source: Ripley's Believe It or Not!)
The stories of identical twins' nearly identical lives are often astonishing, but perhaps none more so than those of identical twins born in Ohio.
The twin boys were separated at birth, being adopted by different families.
Unknown to each other, both families named the boys James.
And here the coincidences just begin.
Both James grew up not even knowing of the other, yet both sought law-enforcement training,
both had abilities in mechanical drawing and carpentry, and each had married women named Linda.
They both had sons whom one named James Alan and the other named James Allan.
The twin brothers also divorced their wives and married other women - both named Betty.
And they both owned dogs which they named Toy.
Forty years after their childhood separation, the two men were reunited to share their amazingly similar lives.
(Source: Reader's Digest, January 1980)
Mark Twain was born on the day of the appearance of Halley's Comet in 1835,
and died on the day of its next appearance in 1910.
He himself predicted this in 1909, when he said:
"I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835.
It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it."
20 Most Amazing Coincidences
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James Dean's car curse
In September 1955, James Dean was killed in a horrific car accident whilst he was driving his Porsche sports car.
After the crash the car was seen as very unlucky.
a) When the car was towed away from accident scene and taken to a garage,
the engine slipped out and fell onto a mechanic, shattering both of his legs.
b) Eventually the engine was bought by a doctor, who put it into his racing car
and was killed shortly afterwards, during a race.
Another racing driver, in the same race, was killed in his car, which had James Dean's driveshaft fitted to it.
c) When James Dean's Porsche was later repaired, the garage it was in was destroyed by fire.
d) Later the car was displayed in Sacramento, but it fell off it's mount and broke a teenager's hip.
e) In Oregon, the trailer that the car was mounted on slipped from it's towbar and smashed through the front of a shop.
f) In 1959, the car mysteriously broke into 11 pieces while it was sitting on steel supports.
A falling baby, saved twice by the same man
In Detroit sometime in the 1930s,
a young (if incredibly careless) mother must have been eternally grateful to a man named Joseph Figlock.
As Figlock was walking down the street, the mother's baby fell from a high window onto Figlock.
The baby's fall was broken and both man and baby were unharmed.
A stroke of luck on its own, but a year later,
the very same baby fell from the very same window onto poor,
unsuspecting Joseph Figlock as he was again passing beneath.
And again, they both survived the event.
(Source: Mysteries of the Unexplained)
Just like Edgar Allan Poe's book...
In the 19th century, the famous 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 whose name was Richard Parker.
Some years later, in 1884, the yawl, Mignonette, foundered, with only four survivors, who were in an open boat for many days.
Eventully the three senior members of the crew, killed and ate the cabin boy.
The name of the cabin boy was Richard Parker.
Twin brothers, killed on the same road, two hours apart
On 2002, Seventy-year-old twin brothers have died within hours of one another after separate accidents
on the same road in northern Finland.
The first of the twins died when he was hit by a lorry while riding his bike in Raahe,
600 kilometres north of the capital, Helsinki.
He died just 1.5km from the spot where his brother was killed.
Both riding a bike and both crossing highway 8.
"This is simply a historic coincidence.
Although the road is a busy one, accidents don't occur every day,"
police officer Marja-Leena Huhtala told Reuters.
"It made my hair stand on end when I heard the two were brothers, and identical twins at that.
It came to mind that perhaps someone from upstairs had a say in this," she said.
(Source: BBC News)
Poker winnings, to the unsuspected son
In 1858, Robert Fallon was shot dead, an act of vengeance by those with whom he was playing poker.
Fallon, they claimed, had won the $600 pot through cheating.
With Fallon's seat empty and none of the other players willing to take the now-unlucky $600,
they found a new player to take Fallon's place and staked him with the dead man's $600.
By the time the police had arrived to investigate the killing,
the new player had turned the $600 into $2,200 in winnings.
The police demanded the original $600 to pass on to Fallon's next of kin
- only to discover that the new player turned out to be Fallon's son,
who had not seen his father in seven years!
(Source: Ripley's Giant Book of Believe It or Not!)
A novel that unsuspectedly described the spy next door
When Norman Mailer began his novel Barbary Shore,
there was no plan to have a Russian spy as a character.
As he worked on it, he introduced a Russian spy in the U.S. as a minor character.
As the work progressed, the spy became the dominant character in the novel.
After the novel was completed, the U.S. Immigration Service arrested a man who lived just one floor above Mailer in the same apartment building.
He was Colonel Rudolf Abel, alleged to be the top Russian spy working in the U.S. at that time.
(Source: Science Digest)
Three strangers on a Train, with complementary last names
In the 1920s, three Englishman were traveling separately by train through Peru.
At the time of their introduction, they were the only three men in the railroad car.
Their introductions were more surprising than they could have imagined.
One man's last name was Bingham, and the second man's last name was Powell.
The third man announced that his last name was Bingham-Powell.
None were related in any way.
(Source: Mysteries of the Unexplained)
Two brothers killed by the same taxi driver, one year apart
In 1975, while riding a moped in Bermuda,
a man was accidentally struck and killed by a taxi.
One year later, this man's bother was killed in the very same way.
In fact, he was riding the very same moped.
And to stretch the odds even further, he was struck by the very same taxi driven by the same driver
- and even carrying the very same passenger!
(Source: Phenomena: A Book of Wonders, John Michell and Robert J. M. Rickard)
Swapped Hotel Findings
In 1953, television reporter Irv Kupcinet was in London to cover the coronation of Ellizabeth II.
In one of the drawers in his room at the Savoy he found found some items that,
by their identification, belonged to a man named Harry Hannin.
Coincidentally, Harry Hannin - a basketball star with the famed Harlem Globetrotters
- was a good friend of Kupcinet's.
But the story has yet another twist.
Just two days later, and before he could tell Hannin of his lucky discovery,
Kupcinet received a letter from Hannin.
In the letter, Hannin told Kucinet that while staying at the Hotel Meurice in Paris,
he found in a drawer a tie - with Kupcinet's name on it!
(Source: Mysteries of the Unexplained)
Two Mr. Brysons, same hotel room
While on a business trip sometime in the late 1950s,
Mr. George D. Bryson stopped and registered at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.
After signing the register and being given his key to room 307,
he stopped by the mail desk to see if any letters had arrived for him.
Indeed there was a letter, the mail girl told him,
and handed him an envelope addressed to Mr. George D. Bryson, room 307.
This wouldn't be so odd, except the letter was not for him, but for room 307's
just-previous occupant - another man named George D. Bryson.
(Source: Incredible Coincidence, Alan Vaughan)
Twins brothers, same heart attack
John and Arthur Mowforth were twins who lived about 80 miles apart in Great Britain.
On the evening of May 22, 1975, both fell severely ill from chest pains.
The families of both men were completely unaware of the other's illness.
Both men were rushed to separate hospitals at approximately the same time.
And both died of heart attacks shortly after arrival.
(Source: Chronogenetics: The Inheretance of Biological Time, Luigi Gedda and Gianni Brenci)
A novel that predicted the Titanic's destiny, and another ship that almost followed
Morgan Robertson, in 1898, wrote "Futility".
It described the maiden voyage of a transatlantic luxury liner named the Titan.
Although it was touted as being unsinkable, it strikes an iceberg and sinks with much loss of life.
In 1912 the Titanic, a transatlantic luxury liner widely touted as unsinkable
strikes an iceberg and sinks with great loss of life on her maiden voyage.
In the Book, the Month of the Wreck was April, same as in the real event.
There were 3,000 passengers on the book; in reality, 2,207.
In the Book, there were 24 Lifeboats; in reality, 20.
Months after the Titanic sank, a tramp steamer was traveling through the foggy Atlantic
with only a young boy on watch.
It came into his head that it had been thereabouts that the Titanic had sunk,
and he was suddenly terrified by the thought of the name of his ship - the Titanian.
Panic-stricken, he sounded the warning. The ship stopped, just in time:
a huge iceberg loomed out of the fog directly in their path. The Titanian was saved.
King Umberto I' double
In Monza, Italy, King Umberto I, went to a small restaurant for dinner,
accompanied by his aide-de-camp, General Emilio Ponzia- Vaglia.
When the owner took King Umberto's order,
the King noticed that he and the restaurant owner were virtual doubles,
in face and in build.
Both men began discussing the striking resemblances between each other
and found many more similarities.
a) Both men were born on the same day, of the same year, (March 14th, 1844).
b) Both men had been born in the same town.
c) Both men married a woman with same name, Margherita.
d) The restauranteur opened his restaurant on the same day that King Umberto was crowned King of Italy.
e) On the 29th July 1900, King Umberto was informed that the restauranteur had died
that day in a mysterious shooting accident,
and as he expressed his regret, he was then assassinated by an anarchist in the crowd.
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 ws so terrified by this that he never did business on this day.
Unfortunately Louis was not always on his guard.
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 on January 21st 1793, King Louis XVI was executed by guillotine.
It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
JohnWilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
The car manufacturer Henry Ford was awarded Hitler's Supreme Order of the German Eagle.
The national flag of Italy was designed by Napoleon Bonaparte.
The numbers 172 can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill
in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth.
And whose shame created the expression for ignominy, "His name is Mudd."
Charles Lindbergh took only four sandwiches with him on his famous transatlantic flight.
The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."
One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year!
Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!
Some biblical scholars believe that Aramaic (the language of the ancient Bible)
did not contain an easy way to say 'many things' and used a term which has come down to us as 40.
This means that when the bible -in many places -refers to '40 days,' they many days
US Presidents who died on July 4th:
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, James Monroe died in 1831.
Only President to win a Pulitzer: John F. Kennedy for Profiles in Courage.
Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
Catholic Popes who died during sex:
Leo VII (936-9) died of a heart attack,
John VII (955-64) was bludgeoned to death by the husband of the woman he was with at the time,
John XIII (965-72) was also murdered by a jealous husband,
Pope Paul II (1467-71) allegedly died while being sodomized by a page boy.
Hans Christian Andersen, Cher, Tom Cruise, Albert Einstein, Whoopie Goldberg, Greg Louganis, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Gen. George S. Patton, are (were) all dyslexics.
The ashes of the average cremated person weigh nine pounds.
US presidents who have been assassinated: Abraham Lincoln in 1865, James A. Garfield in 1881, William H. McKinley in 1901, and John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Seven of the eight US Presidents who have died in office - either through illness or assassination - were elected at precisely 20-year intervals.