25 Incredible Predictions That Actually Came True

Regardless of their significance, predictions excite people because what they tell of are things and events of the future. From the minor leagues such as fortune tellers and palm readers to prophets as controversial as Nostradamus, many people depend on these figures as they try to see what’s in store for them. While predictions do not provide guaranteed information about the future, in some cases, they do come true. In fact, some of the most impressive predictions in history came true centuries after they were made, and they were prefigured not just by renowned prophets but even by ordinary people. Here is a list of the 25 most incredible predictions in history that actually came true:

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A short story predicted the sinking of the Titanic

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A short story entitled “Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan” written by Morgan Robertson in 1898, detailes how the largest ship ever made in history crashed into an iceberg and sank. 14 years later, the RMS Titanic was launched and sank under exactly the same circumstances.

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Nikola Tesla predicted personal wireless devices

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In a statement he gave to The New York Times in 1909, Nikola Tesla predicted that it would soon be possible to transmit messages via personal devices. Today, we have wireless communication devices that we bring anywhere we go.

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H.G. Wells predicted the atomic bomb

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In his novel entitled “The World Set Free”, H.G. Wells predicted that a city-destroying atomic bomb would destroy lives in the future. 18 years since he wrote the book, the atomic bomb was launched through the Manhattan Project. At the time he made the prediction, little was still known about the power of radioactive elements.

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Nostradamus predicted the Great Fire of London

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During his time, Nostradamus predicted that “fire will burn the blood of the just in London in the year 66. This actually came true during the Great Fire of London that took place on September 5, 1966, when fire swept through vital parts of the English city and killed thousands.

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Nostradamus predicted the French Revolution

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Nostradamus also predicted that in France, the people would rise up and rebel against the princes and lords. This happened in 1799 during the French Revolution. This revolution changed the face of France and paved the way for epic changes in the country’s political and social system

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