Wooly Mammoths were still around ...
... when the ancient pyramids were being built.
Isolated populations of the mammoths could be found on the Wrangle Islands up until around 4,000 years ago. Construction on the pyramids began around 2,700 BCE.
Spain was still a fascist dictatorship ...
... when Microsoft was founded.
Bill Gates started the company April 4, 1975. Francisco Franco's rule didn't end until November 20, 1975.
The Oregon Trail gained popularity ...
... at the same time the fax machine was invented.
Known as "The Great Migration," travelers started to hit the trail en masse in 1843 — the same year Alexander Bain received his first patent for the fax.
Switzerland gave women the right to vote ...
... the same year a buggy first drove on the moon: 1971.
France was still using the guillotine ...
... when "Star Wars" premiered in 1977.
The last time the Cubs won the World Series ...
... the Ottoman Empire was still around. The year was 1908.
When the Aztec Empire began ...
... Oxford University had already been around for 400 years.
The empire was established in 1428, while the earliest teaching at Oxford date back to at least the year 1096.
President John Tyler had two grandsons ...
... who are still alive today.
Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. and Harrison Tyler — who are both in their 80s — have been verified to be the living grandsons of America's 10th president. President Tyler served from 1841 to 1845.
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