In the last post we remarked on the remarkable coincidence that both World War I and World War II began and ended on, or close to, their own anniversary dates. (For World War 2, which began on September 1, 1939, use the final acceptance by the US of the Japanese surrender by General MacArthur on September 3, 1945 as the end date.)
To follow this discussion, you should put up the Code Calculator page, expand it to full screen, press Click to Edit in the upper right and plug in 9/1/1939 and 9/3/1945 as the two measuring dates. Got it? (If you have any difficulties with this, send us a comment and we’ll try to help.)
Now look below under the column B at the bottom which gives future fractional dates. Across from “You Pick” we have 1.8 plugged in as a default setting, which is 4/5ths of the measuring time span added to the 1945 date. Then in column C, you will see the date of 6/24/1950. Now do a quick internet search under “Korean War”. Do you see it? North Korea invaded South Korea to commence the Korean War on 6/25/1950. World War II is mathematically correlated, via a whole number fraction, to the start of the Korean War accurate to within one day.
What is your reaction?
“Hey, nice time coincidence trick, do another”
“I don’t get what you are saying”
“Wow. That is the coolest thing ever. That means that major world events are being correlated mathematically, unbeknownst to all of us. Yikes.”
I won’t quibble with any possible reaction. All make sense no doubt, to the individual.
Did you take a look at the Civil War? It began on April 12, 1861 and ended with General Lee’s surrender on April 9, 1865. Again! A near synchronous beginning and ending. (Lincoln was also assassinated on April 14, 1865.)
What about the Revolutionary War? It began on with the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. Various dates could be selected for the war’s end, including the Treaty of Paris agreed to on September 3, 1783 (there’s that September 3 war date again), but the Continental Congress officially declared an end to the war on April 11, 1783. Thus, the start and end of that war occurred close to the middle of April (which, it so happens, is just like the Civil War).
Of course, more will come from the study of time coincidences and war dates. A start only has been made. +JAG