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Did You Know These Historical Events Took Place In The Same Year? 

The world we're living in today is the result of those minor and major things that occurred in the past, for everything in history has an impact on the present. Apparently, one intriguing aspect of past is things which are historical and happened in the same year.For an instance, the Grand opening of London Underground took place in the same year when the USA abolished slavery. But is that the only case? Certainly not. We did a little research and found the bunch of great incidences that took place in the same year. Have a look!

The Eiffel Tower | Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night

The Eiffel tower was initially built as an entry gate in the year 1889 at Paris World Fair. Painter Vincent van Gogh created the Starry Night in the same year.

Touchpad invented | Time Magazine awarded planet Earth 'The Person of the Year'.

In the year 1988, the world saw the touchpad for the first time, and soon it became so popular that it replaced Mouse and became mousepad in laptops. In the same year, TIME magazine presented the Person of the Year award to planet Earth, for the dangers it faced due to nuclear war and still survived.

Sinking of the unsinkable Titanic | Discovery of vitamins.

Before 1912, the concept of 'vitamin pills' didn't exist. Polish scientist Casimir Funk proposed this idea for the first time. In the same year, a ship called 'Unsinkable, the Titanic' embarked on its first journey that became its last.

Opening of the London Underground | The abolition of slavery in the USA.

The idea of the underground railway was first proposed in the year 1830, the work on this began in 1855, and finally, the world saw London's first underground railway system in 1863.During this time, the civil war was at its peak in the USA. However, it ended on December 1865 by finishing the black people slavery system in the nation. 

The Periodic Table created | The Heinz trademark set up.

The creation of Periodic Table is long but a complex and crucial development that came in 1869. At the same time, on the other side of the globe, (now) the world famous Heinz tomato ketchup made its debut.

Marilyn Monroe | Queen Elizabeth II

The sex symbol from the 1950s and Queen Elizabeth II of the UK were born in the same year. However, they're not the only celebrities born in that year. 1926 has given us some great personalities like Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine and Fidel Castro, who brought revolution in Cuba.

Serfdom abolished in Russia | First color photograph.

In 1861, it was an epic moment when the Peasant Reform abolished the serfdom in the European state. In the same year, British physicist created the world's first color photograph. 

iPhone | Harry Potter

In the summer of 2007, J.K Rowling released another part of Harry Potter. It was an event that took place in the same year when iPhone was launched. 

The guillotine abolished in France | Indiana Jones premieres in the USA.

Beheading by guillotine was a bizarre tradition of punishing the criminals in France. It was abolished in the year 1981. In the same year, Steven Spielberg released Indian Jones which became a hugely popular film of those times.

Woolly Mammoths | Pyramids 

The earliest known Egyptian pyramids are found at Saqqara, northwest of Memphis. The most initial among these is the Pyramid of Djoser (constructed 2630 BCE–2611 BCE). Woolly mammoths survived on Wrangel Island until 2500–2000 BC, the most recent survival of all known mammoth populations.

Swiss women | Buggy on the Moon

Women got their right to vote in the year 1971. In the same year, USA drove a buggy on the Moon.That's all, folks!