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I Have a Dream
The average person has 1,460 dreams a year.
You experience an average of four dreams a night, and
in the course of that, your dreams become progressively
longer. Your first dream of the night may only last
around ten minutes, but your final dream will invariably
last as long as 45 minutes.
David Booth, a Cincinnati office manager, phoned American
Airlines after having nightmares on ten successive nights
about a DC-10 crash. Three days later, on 25 May 1070,
an American DC-10 crashed at Chicago, killing 273 people.
King Wilhelm I of Württemberg complete the building
of Rosenstein Castle in 1829, but didn’t move
in for another 35 years because a gypsy had predicted
that the king would die there. He finally thought it
safe to take up residence in the castle in 1864 and
died five days later.
Italian composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini dreamed
the music for his finest work, “The Devil’s
Julia Grant, wife of US General Ulysses S. grant, wok
on the morning of 14 April 1865 with a strong feeling
that she and her husband should get out of Washington
as quickly as possible. General Grant had been due to
attend the theatre with President Lincoln that night,
but his wife insisted that he pulled out. Leaving the
city, the Grants, passed John Wilkes Booth on his way
to assassinate Lincoln at the theatre. General Grant
was also found to be on Booth’s hit list.
The design for the Taj Mahal appeared to Emperor Shah
Jehan in a dream. An architect hired to draw up plans
for the building was given a drug so that he too would
experience a vision of the building before starting
Mid-way through a financial meeting just before 5pm
on 7 October 1571, Pope Pius V suddenly announced that
there had been a Christian victory. Two weeks later
on 21 October, a messenger form Venice rode into Rome
with news that a Christian fleet had vanquished the
Turks at Lepanto. The official report of the battle
stated that victory had been confirmed shortly before
5pm on 7 October.
In May 1812 a Cornish innkeeper had a dream on three
successive nights about the shooting of a leading politician
in the House of Commons. He had no idea of the identity
of the man in his dream but a friend said the description
matched that of the Prime Minister, Spencer Perceval.
Several days later, news reached Cornwall that Perceval
had been shot dead in the lobby of the House of Commons.