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Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence, and John Adams was one of its chief promulgators.  Adams became the second President of the United States, and Jefferson the third.  The two men died in the same year, 1826, and on the same day, the Fiftieth Anniversary of the most important day of their lives, July 4th.  Jefferson apparently willed himself to live until then.  Before breathing his last, he asked whether it was the fourth.  Adams, whose famous last words were, “Thomas Jefferson still survives,” outlived his compatriot by only five hours.

(Reader’s Digest Association Inc, Mysteries of the Unexplained, pp. 57-58; Dumas Malone, The Sage of Monticello, Vol 6, pp. 497-498)


An ornate clock belonging to King Louis XIV of France stopped at the precise moment of his death, 7:45 AM, on September 1, 1715, and has never run since.

(Reader’s Digest Association Inc, Mysteries of the Unexplained, p. 69; Ripley’s Giant Book of Believe It or Not!)


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