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It's about one-one-hundredth as long as a William Henry Harrison's Presidency
The length of a William Henry Harrison's Presidency is about 2,723,000 seconds.
(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 2,723,000 seconds 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 one-two-hundredth as long as The First US Continental Congress
The length of The First US Continental Congress is about 4,400,000 seconds.
(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 4,400,000 seconds. 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-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Voyage of the Mayflower
The length of The Voyage of the Mayflower is about 5,700,000 seconds.
Having left Southampton, England on September 16th (new style), 1620, the Mayflower dropped anchor near Cape Cod, Massachusetts 5,700,000 seconds 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-two-hundred-fiftieth as long as Columbus' voyage to America
The length of Columbus' voyage to America is about 6,000,000 seconds.
(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 — 6,000,000 seconds 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 one-three-hundredth as long as The First spaceflight (Sputnik)
The length of The First spaceflight (Sputnik) is about 7,900,000 seconds.
(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)
It's about one-four-hundredth as long as The Spanish-American War
The length of The Spanish-American War is about 9,420,000 seconds.
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, 9,330,000 seconds. The Treaty gave the United States control of Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
It's about one-four-hundredth as long as The First artificial heart patient's survival
The length of The First artificial heart patient's survival is about 9,680,000 seconds.
(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 9,680,000 seconds. 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 450 times as long as The San Francisco earthquake of 1906
The length of The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 is about 52.50 seconds.
(1906) (Mussel Rock Fault, California) (sensible duration)
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 caused perceptible shaking of the ground for about 45 to 60 seconds. The most devastating natural disaster in California's history, the quake was felt as far away and southern Oregon and western Nevada, and resulted in about 3,000 deaths, the displacement of 55% - 70% of the city's population, and the shifting of some spots of ground by up to 6 m (20 ft).
It's about 2,000 times as long as The First airplane flight (Wright Flyer, 1903)
The length of The First airplane flight (Wright Flyer, 1903) is about 12 seconds.
(Wright Flyer) (1903)
The first successful airplane flight was made by Orville Wright on December 17th, 1903 and lasted 12 seconds, covering a horizontal distance of 37 m (121.39 ft). The stopwatch used by Orville and his brother Wilbur to time this flight is on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
It's about one-four-thousandth as long as The Korean War
The length of The Korean War is about 97,460,000 seconds.
(1951-53) (to armistice signing)
The Korean War between North Korea (a.k.a. Democratic People's Republic of Korea, a.k.a. DPRK) and South Korea (a.k.a. Republic of Korea, a.k.a. ROK) began on June 25th, 1950 during the Cold War. The war paused with the signing of an armistice on July 27th, 1953 — 97,460,000 seconds — although the war is officially ongoing and marked by occasional border conflicts.
It's about one-five-thousandth as long as The US Civil War
The length of The US Civil War is about 126,000,000 seconds.
(a.k.a. War Between the States, a.k.a. the Great Rebellion, a.k.a. the War of the Rebellion) (1861-65) (United States)
The deadliest war in American history, the American Civil War is generally considered to have begun on with the attack on Fort Sumter on April 12th, 1861 and to have lasted until the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army on April 9th, 1865 — 126,000,000 seconds. A total of 620,000 American (including Confederate) soldiers are estimated to have lost their lives due to the war.
It's about one-five-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The First walk around the world
The length of The First walk around the world is about 135,500,000 seconds.
(1970 - 1974) (Dave, John, and Peter Kunst) (including time in recovery)
It's about one-five-thousand-five-hundredth as long as World War I
The length of World War I is about 138,000,000 seconds.
(a.k.a. First World War, a.k.a. Great War, a.k.a. World War, a.k.a. War to End All Wars, a.k.a. WWI, a.k.a. WW1) (1914 - 1918)
World War I is considered to have begun with the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914 and to have lasted until the signing of the armistice with Germany on November 11th, 1918, for a total of 138,000,000 seconds. However, the Treaty of Versailles which ended conflicts between the major powers was not signed until June 28th, 1919 and the last formal peace treaties were not signed until August 23rd, 1923 — 151,000,000 seconds after the armistice was signed.
It's about one-eight-thousandth as long as World War II
The length of World War II is about 189,500,000 seconds.
(a.k.a. Second World War, a.k.a. WWII, a.k.a. WW2) (1939 - 1945)
The most widespread war in history, the Second World War is generally considered to have started with the German invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 and to have until the surrender of Japan on September 2nd, 1945, a total of 189,500,000 seconds. Also the deadliest conflict in history, the war had an estimated 60 million casualties globally.