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IN History & Culture ON 04 Jun, 2015
More popularly known as Nostradamus, Michel de Nostredame (1503 – 1566) was an apothecary of French origins who foretold a number of predictions and published these in a world-famous book called The Prophecies or Les Propheties. Even though academic scholars state that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus’s quatrains are largely the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations, millions of people and major press agencies credit him with predicting many major world events.
Hitler was born on April 20, 1889. In Western Europe to very poor parents. With exceptional oratory skills, he moved the nation to action in the years following World War I.
The word steel would have pointed to some kind of weaponry. This led the followers of the seer to conclude that he predicted the atomic bombings that left Nagasaki and Hiroshima in state of utter devastation.
This prediction came true on September 5, 1666, when the Great Fire of London swept through vital parts of the English city and many great structures were turned into ash. The damaged infrastructures also included St. Paul's Cathedral and 87 parish churches, 13,200 residential edifices, and countless city buildings. Though the threat of destruction was there, the suburban slums, the Palace of Whitehall, and Westminster's aristocratic district was left untouched.
The prediction alludes to New York City (new city), the World Trade Center (center of the earth), and the Twin Towers (two great rocks). The September 2011 assault on the Big Apple, and the United States in general, was a terrorist attack that led many to their deaths. It was not just the passengers of the hijacked planes who lost their lives, but also the many people who were in the buildings at the time and the individuals who offered their lives to save these people. The effects of that unfortunate event can still be seen in the way nations at present abhor terrorism.
John F. Kennedy, killed in the afternoon of November 22, 1963, was the first to go. He was shot in Dallas, Texas while in a Presidential motorcade with his wife, the Texan governor, and the governor's wife. On June 5, 1968, right after midnight struck, Robert F. Kennedy was also assassinated.
No war or battle can ever hope to rival World War II. The two greatest powers - Axis and the Allies. It is the only war that ever made use of nuclear weapons.
The French Revolution, 1789. This bloody rebellion saw aristocrats and royalty arrested and beheaded by guillotine; the large, central fortress-like prison, the Bastille, was stormed and ultimately demolished; and the captive King of France, Louis XVI, was executed in 1793. The king's execution was four years after the revolution started –- so not quite too soon –- but there's no telling that in the prediction.
Pau, Nay and Oloron are three towns in France, it is believed that the capitalization of the towns hints that something is hidden within the words. If you rearrange the words you get NAPAULON ROY, or Napoleon the King in French. Napoleon did not have a noble lineage and Napoleon imprisoned Popes Pius VI and VII.
He referred to the Astronauts traveling to the moon, Luna. He, the astronaut was captured on film. Nostradamus used the phrase "the Eagle" as an allusion to the U.S.A. Is it a coincidence that the American lunar landing craft happened to be named "The Eagle"?
Louis Pasteru is credited for the discovery of microbial decay. In 1995, Gerald Geison actually ran a story in the famous New York times suggesting that Pasteur gave misleading accounts on his preparation of the anthrax vaccine.