The officer in charge of guarding Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theater left his post to go drinking… at the same bar where John Wilkes Booth was building up the courage to shoot the President.
In 2011, two men got lost at sea and were adrift of 33 days before washing up on an atoll, where they meet a descendant of a long-lost uncle. The uncle had also gone adrift 50 years earlier.
In 2007, a mother from California lost all three of her children in a car crash (Kyle, 5, Emma, 4, and Katie, 2). Six months later, she became pregnant with triplets: two girls and one boy, just like before.
A woman discovered that the hair stylist whom she got along so well with for the last 6 years was in fact her biological brother.
In an unbelievable coincidence, the moon is exactly four hundred times smaller than the Sun but four hundred times closer to the Earth, so that both the Sun and the Moon appear to be precisely the same size in the sky – which gives us the phenomenon we call a total eclipse.
In 1950, a Nebraska church exploded during what was meant to be choir practice. But no one in the 15-person choir was hurt or killed, because they were all running late for different reasons. No one was in the building when it went up in flames.
When Archduke Franz Ferdinand was murdered in his car – triggering the start of World War One – the number plate of his and his wife’s car read “AIII 118”. 11/11/18 was the date when the armistice was finally signed.
In 1986, 12 members of a Florida jury got stuck in the courthouse elevator for 20 minutes. The jurors were hearing a case against the Otis elevator company.
A photo of a man stealing a wallet in a store was on the bottom of The Lewiston Tribune on December 14, 2007. Above it was an unrelated photo of a man painting a business. Readers noticed both men were wearing the same clothes. They were identified to be the same person leading to his arrest.
In 1965, a four-year-old nearly drowned at a beach, but was rescued by a woman named Alice Blaise. 9 years later, that boy saved a man at the same beach. That man was Alice’s husband.