How long is 0.49 months?
It's about as long as Boniface VI's reign
The length of Boniface VI's reign is about 0.490 months.
The Church's enigmatic, shortest-reigning Pope, Boniface VI was pontiff for a period of 0.490 months in AD 896 before dying under somewhat mysterious circumstances. His election was subsequently pronounced null by Pope John IX because Boniface had been previously defrocked while serving as a Roman priest.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as long as The Apollo 11 Mission
The length of The Apollo 11 Mission is about 0.2675450 months.
(1969) (total mission length)
The first trip by humans to the surface of the Moon, the Apollo 11 Mission began with the launch of the spacecraft from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 16th, 1969 and concluded with the return of the command module on July 24th, 1969 — a total mission time of 0.2675450 months. The total time spent by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin on the Moon's surface was 0.00357683 months.
It's about half as long as a William Henry Harrison's Presidency
The length of a William Henry Harrison's Presidency is about 1.036 months.
(a.k.a. William Henry Harrison, a.k.a. "Tippecanoe," a.k.a. "Old Tippecanoe") (1841)
Having caught pneumonia and pleurisy early in his term as President of the United States, William Henry Harrison died after 1.036 months minutes in office. Following his death, Congress approved a Presidential widow's pension for Harrison's wife, Anna Symmes, who received a year's worth of Harrison's presidential salary — $25,000 — and the right to free postage for the remainder of her life.
It's about three times as long as The Voyage of the Titanic
The length of The Voyage of the Titanic is about 0.15110 months.
(a.k.a. RMS Titanic) (1912) (from Southampton, Hampshire, England to near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland)
0.15110 months into its maiden voyage, the RMS Titanic had completely sunk after colliding with an iceberg. The sinking was one of the deadliest maritime disasters in peacetime history, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 passengers and crew.
It's about three-tenths as long as The First US Continental Congress
The length of The First US Continental Congress is about 1.70 months.
(1774) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
The First Continental Congress — which included such notable members as Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, John Jay and George Washington — met from September 5th to October 26th, 1774 — a total of 1.70 months. Of the thirteen original American colonies in existence at the time, only the Province of Georgia sent no delegates to the Congress.
It's about one-fourth as long as The Voyage of the Mayflower
The length of The Voyage of the Mayflower is about 2.20 months.
Having left Southampton, England on September 16th (new style), 1620, the Mayflower dropped anchor near Cape Cod, Massachusetts 2.20 months later on November 21st (new style), 1620. The voyagers had planned to travel in a convoy of two ships, but the smaller Speedwell was found to be leaking (evidently as a result of sabotage) and all passengers had to be moved to the Mayflower instead.
It's about one-fifth as long as Columbus' voyage to America
The length of Columbus' voyage to America is about 2 months.
(1492) (first voyage)
Attempting to find a western route to Asia, Christopher Columbus set sail on August 3rd, 1492 and landed in the Bahamas on October 12th — 2 months later. After one of Columbus' ships, the Santa Maria ran aground in present-day Haiti, he ordered that the timber be used to used to build a fort and settlement called La Navidad; it remains missing to archaeologists to this day.
It's about six times as long as The Great Chicago Fire
The length of The Great Chicago Fire is about 0.08 months.
(1871) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Great Chicago Fire started at about 9am and burned for 0.07 months between October 8th and October 10th, 1871. Chicago had experienced twenty smaller fires in the 0.50 months leading up to the blaze, due to drought conditions, strong winds, and the abundance of wooden buildings at the time.
It's about one-fifth as long as The First spaceflight (Sputnik)
The length of The First spaceflight (Sputnik) is about 3 months.
(a.k.a. Sputnik 1, a.k.a. Спутник-1, a.k.a. "Satellite-1", a.k.a. Простейший Спутник-1) (1957) (total time in orbit)
Launched from Kazakhstan in 1957, Sputnik was the first artificial satellite placed into orbit around Earth, where it remained for 3 months. During its voyage, it traveled about 70,000,000 km (43,495,983.46 mi), completing an orbit of the planet every 0.0022 months.
It's about one-tenth as long as The Spanish-American War
The length of The Spanish-American War is about 3.580 months.
The War between Spain and the United States over the liberation of Cuba began on April 25th, 1898 and lasted until the signing of the Treaty of Paris on August 12th, 1898, 3.550 months. The Treaty gave the United States control of Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
It's about one-tenth as long as The First artificial heart patient's survival
The length of The First artificial heart patient's survival is about 3.680 months.
(1982) (Dr. Barney Bailey Clark; first permanent, pneumatic device)
On December 2nd, 1982 Dr. William DeVries implanted the first artificial heart into Dr. Barney Bailey Clark, who went on to live for 3.680 months. This early model of the artificial heart was controlled and powered by an external, 146.51 kg (323 lb) machine that Dr. Clark had to cart with him as he moved throughout the hospital.
It's about eleven times as long as The Battle of Fort Sumter
The length of The Battle of Fort Sumter is about 0.046 months.
The first battle of the American Civil War, the Battle of Fort Sumter began with the shelling of the Fort at 4:30 am on April 12th, 1861 and concluded with the surrender of the Fort by its Commander Robert Anderson at about 1:30pm on April 13th, 0.045 months later. The Battle's only casualties were the accidental shootings of two Union soldiers during the surrender ceremony.
It's about twenty times as long as The First Transatlantic Flight (Alcock and Brown, 1919)
The length of The First Transatlantic Flight (Alcock and Brown, 1919) is about 0.0222 months.
(John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown) (1919) (first non-stop flight)
In an effort to win a £10,000 prize from London's The Daily Mail, John Alcock and Arthur Brown completed a flight from St. John's, Newfoundland to Connemara, Ireland in 0.0222 months in June, 1919. In spite of their fame as aviators, Brown would never fly again after this trip and Alcock would lose his life during a flight to France less than six months later.
It's about twenty times as long as The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879)
The length of The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879) is about 0.0199 months.
(Thomas Edison's filament Thread No. 9) (1879) (total time)
Lit at 1:30am on October 22nd, 1879, the first Edison completed his first majorly successful test of his light bulb, which continued to burn for 0.0199 months until the bulb glass succumbed to the heat and cracked, extinguishing the filament. Within 36 months of his success, Edison was selling 45,000 light bulbs per day to large companies across the country.
It's about 45 times as long as The Longest Pro Baseball Game
The length of The Longest Pro Baseball Game is about 0.0115 months.
(1981) (McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, Rhode Island)
The longest professional baseball game in history — a triple-A game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings — took place between April 18th and 19th, 1981 lasting a total of 0.0115 months (and 33 innings). The Red Sox ultimately won the game 3-2, but not before the game set twelve records, including the most plate appearances by a single player - a three-way tie between Tom Eaton, Dallas Williams, and future Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr., all of Rochester.