What do you understand when someone says that a particular thing or story is “a hundred years old”? We assume that you might simply think of that as something that belongs to “old times”. Turns out, it’s not just you who does it. Actually, we all have divided past and present into two parts i.e. modern times and old times. 

But what we don’t realize is that there are a few things that are much older than we think or vice versa? Surprised? Oh well, wait because there are more surprises coming your way. 

To tell you a thing or two about the past, we have collected come historical facts that will blow your mind. Scroll down to check them out. 

#1 John Tyler, America’s Tenth President, Was Born In 1790. He Has Two Living Grandchildren. So This Means…

#2 Marilyn Monroe And Queen Elizabeth Were Born In The Same Year. Here They (Both 30 At The Time) Meet At A Movie Premiere In London In October 1956

#3 Harriet The Tortoise, Who Died In 2006, Had Seen Charles Darwin In Person

#4 Woolly Mammoths Were Still Alive While Egyptians Were Building The Pyramids (2660 BCE)

#5 Oxford University Existed For Hundreds Of Years Before The Aztec Empire Was Founded (1428)

#6 George Washington Died In 1799. The First Dinosaur Fossil Was Discovered In 1824. George Washington Never Knew Dinosaurs Existed

#7 Nintendo Was Founded When Jack The Ripper Was Still On The Loose (1889)

#8 Anne Frank And Martin Luther King Junior Were Born In The Same Year (1929)

#9 Today’s Oldest Living Tree (A Bristlecone Pine) Was Already 1,000 Years Old When The Last Wooly Mammoth Died

#10 Star Wars Came Out The Same Year As The Last Guillotine Execution In France (1977)

#11 By The Time The Pilgrims Made It To Plymouth Rock, There Was A ‘Palace Of The Governors’ In New Mexico

#12 Swiss Women Got The Right To Vote The Same Year The U.S. Drove A Buggy On The Moon (1971)

#13 The Fax Machine Was Invented The Same Year The First Wagon Crossed The Oregon Trail (1843)

#14 You Could Take The London Underground To The Last Public Hanging In The UK (1868)

#15 Princess Diana And Mother Teresa Died Days Apart In 1997

#16 NASA Was Exploring Space By The Time Scientists Could Agree On Plate Tectonics (1967)

#17 Prisoners Arrived At Auschwitz Just Days After Mcdonald’s Was Founded (1940)

#18 The Last Known Widow Of A Civil War Vet, Maudie Hopkins (Seen Here At Her Lexa, Ark., Home In 2004 At 89 Years Old), Died In 2008. That’s The Same Year Barack Obama Won His First Presidential Election

#19 Harvard University Didn’t Offer Calculus Classes For The First Few Years After The School Was Established… Because Calculus Hadn’t Been Invented Yet

#20 Ecstasy Was Invented The Same Year The Titanic Sank (1912)

#21 Orville Wright Was Still Alive When Hiroshima And Nagasaki Were Bombed (1945)

#22 Charlie Chaplin And Adolf Hitler Were Both Born In 1889. Interestingly, Chaplin Portrayed Hitler In The 1940 Satire “The Great Dictator”

#23 Eiffel Tower Was Inaugurated In 1889 For The World’s Fair, Which Was The Same Year Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Was Painted

#24 The Ottoman Empire Existed The Second To Last Time The Chicago Cubs Won The World Series (1908)

#25 The Colosseum In Rome, Italy, Was Unveiled In 80 A.D., Around The Same Time The Gospel Of Luke And The Acts Of The Apostles In The Bible Were Written

#26 The First Underground Line In London Was Opened On January 10, 1863. At That Time, The Civil War Was Still Raging In The United States

#27 Charlie Chaplin Died In 1977, The Same Year Apple Was Incorporated

#28 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Was Published In The Summer Of 2007. The Same Summer First iPhone Model Was Released

#29 The Brooklyn Bridge Was Being Built During The Battle Of Little Bighorn (1876)

#30 Buffalo Bill Cody Was Alive At The Same Time The Germans Were Bombing With Zeppelins (1916)

#31 Artist Pablo Picasso Died In 1973, The Same Year Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” Was Released

#32 Microsoft Was Founded While Spain Was Still A Fascist Dictatorship (1975)

#33 Abraham Lincoln Was Assassinated On April 15, 1865, Just A Few Months Before The Secret Service Was Created

#34 Prince William And Kate Middleton Were Married On April 29, 2011, Just A Few Days Before Osama Bin Laden Was Killed

#35 Spanish Surrealist Artist Salvador Dali Died In 1989, The Same Year Actor Daniel Radcliffe, Actress Hayden Panettiere And Houston Rapper Kirko Bangz Were Born