17 Historical Coincidences That Will Blow Your Mind

Published July 9, 2016
Updated March 29, 2019

These bizarre and seemingly unbelievable coincidences in history will leave you wondering "what were the chances?"

Coincidences that seem too strange to be true happen more than we think. The Law of Large Numbers dictates that random events like the following are bound to happen — but that doesn’t make it any less amazing when they do. Here are eighteen real historical coincidences that seem too crazy to be true:

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Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.