How long is 654 days?
It's about three-fifths as long as The Korean War
The length of The Korean War is about 1,128 days.
(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 — 3 years, 1 month, and 2 days later — although the war is officially ongoing and marked by occasional border conflicts.
It's about two-fifths as long as The US Civil War
The length of The US Civil War is about 1,460 days.
(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 — 3 years, 11 months, and 4 weeks later. A total of 620,000 American (including Confederate) soldiers are estimated to have lost their lives due to the war.
It's about two-fifths as long as The First walk around the world
The length of The First walk around the world is about 1,568 days.
(1970 - 1974) (Dave, John, and Peter Kunst) (including time in recovery)
On June 20th, 1970, Dave Kunst set out from Waseca, Minnesota with $1,000 and a mule. Kunst completed his walk around the world (with a 121.70 days pause following an assault he suffered during the journey) on October 5th, 1974 — 4 years, 3 months, 2 weeks, and 1 day later.
It's about two-fifths as long as World War I
The length of World War I is about 1,600 days.
(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 4 years, 4 months, and 2 weeks. 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 — 4 years, 9 months, 1 week, and 5 days after the armistice was signed.
It's about three-tenths as long as World War II
The length of World War II is about 2,193 days.
(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 6 years and 1 day. Also the deadliest conflict in history, the war had an estimated 60 million casualties globally.
It's about three-tenths as long as The Construction of the Chunnel
The length of The Construction of the Chunnel is about 2,333 days.
(a.k.a. Channel Tunnel, a.k.a. Le tunnel sous la Manche) (1987 thru 1994) (Folkstone, Kent, UK to Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, France)
The construction crew of the Chunnel broke ground in England on December 15th, 1987 and the tunnel was inaugurated by the Queen of England and the President of France on May 6th, 1994 — a total construction time of 6 years, 4 months, 2 weeks, and 6 days. The 4.9 million cubic meters of chalk excavated from the UK side of the Chunnel was dumped within sea walls to create the 299,467.38 sq. km (74 acre) Samphire Hoe County Park near Dover, Kent.
It's about one-fifth as long as The American Revolutionary War
The length of The American Revolutionary War is about 3,060 days.
(a.k.a. American War of Independence) (1775-83)
The War between Great Britain and the its thirteen colonies in North America (now the United States) for the independence of the United States is generally considered to have started with the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 18th, 1775 (sometimes known as "The Shot Heard 'round the World") and to have concluded with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on September 3rd, 1783 — 8 years, 4 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days later. A total of 25,000 Americans are estimated to have died as a result of the war.
It's about one-fifth as long as King Tut's reign
The length of King Tut's reign is about 3,000 days.
(a.k.a. Tutankhamun, a.k.a. Tutankhaten, a.k.a. tVwa:t-ʕa:nəx-ʔaˡma:n) (1333 BCE - 1324 BCE)
Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, Tutankhamun begin his reign at the age of eight in 1333 BCE and remained pharaoh until 1324 BCE — 3,000 days later. When artifacts from Tut's tomb were on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City, New York) from late 1976 to 1979, they were viewed by an estimated 8 million people.
It's about six times as long as The First artificial heart patient's survival
The length of The First artificial heart patient's survival is about 112 days.
(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 112 days. 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 six times as long as The Spanish-American War
The length of The Spanish-American War is about 109 days.
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 months, 2 weeks, and 4 days later. The Treaty gave the United States control of Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
It's about one-tenth as long as FDR's Presidential Term
The length of FDR's Presidential Term is about 4,422 days.
(a.k.a. Franklin Roosevelt, a.k.a. Franklin Delano Roosevelt) (1933-45)
FDR, the 32nd President of the United States, served from March 4th, 1933 to April 12th, 1945, dying after 12 years, 1 month, 1 week, and 1 day in office. At the time of his sudden death, Elizabeth Shoumatoff was painting a portrait of Roosevelt which, never finished, now hangs in a museum at the site of Roosevelt's Presidential retreat in Georgia.
It's about seven times as long as The First spaceflight (Sputnik)
The length of The First spaceflight (Sputnik) is about 91 days.
(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 92 days. During its voyage, it traveled about 70,000,000 km (43,495,983.46 mi), completing an orbit of the planet every 0.067 days.
It's about nine times as long as Columbus' voyage to America
The length of Columbus' voyage to America is about 70 days.
(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 — 70 days 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 ten times as long as The Voyage of the Mayflower
The length of The Voyage of the Mayflower is about 66 days.
Having left Southampton, England on September 16th (new style), 1620, the Mayflower dropped anchor near Cape Cod, Massachusetts 66 days 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 thirteen times as long as The First US Continental Congress
The length of The First US Continental Congress is about 51 days.
(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 month, 3 weeks. Of the thirteen original American colonies in existence at the time, only the Province of Georgia sent no delegates to the Congress.