It's about as long as The Great Chicago Fire
(1871) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Great Chicago Fire started at about 9am and burned for 200,000 seconds between October 8th and October 10th, 1871. Chicago had experienced twenty smaller fires in the 1,000,000 seconds leading up to the blaze, due to drought conditions, strong winds, and the abundance of wooden buildings at the time.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as long as The Battle of Fort Sumter
In other words, the length of The Battle of Fort Sumter is 0.590 times 200,000 seconds.(1861)
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, 120,000 seconds later. The Battle's only casualties were the accidental shootings of two Union soldiers during the surrender ceremony.
It's about half as long as The Voyage of the Titanic
In other words, 200,000 seconds is 0.50350 times the length of The Voyage of the Titanic, and the length of The Voyage of the Titanic is 1.9860 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Titanic) (1912) (from Southampton, Hampshire, England to near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland)
397,200 seconds 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-and-a-half times as long as The First Transatlantic Flight (Alcock and Brown, 1919)
In other words, 200,000 seconds is 3.430 times the length of The First Transatlantic Flight (Alcock and Brown, 1919), and the length of The First Transatlantic Flight (Alcock and Brown, 1919) is 0.2920 times that amount.(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 58,300 seconds 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 15,800,000 seconds later.
It's about three-tenths as long as The Apollo 11 Mission
In other words, 200,000 seconds is 0.2844480 times the length of The Apollo 11 Mission, and the length of The Apollo 11 Mission is 3.515580 times that amount.(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 1 weeks, 1 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, and 35 seconds. The total time spent by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin on the Moon's surface was 2 hours, 36 minutes, and 40 seconds.
It's about four times as long as The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879)
In other words, 200,000 seconds is 3.830 times the length of The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879), and the length of The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879) is 0.2610 times that amount.(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 52,200 seconds until the bulb glass succumbed to the heat and cracked, extinguishing the filament. Within 94,700,000 seconds of his success, Edison was selling 45,000 light bulbs per day to large companies across the country.
It's about six-and-a-half times as long as The Longest Pro Baseball Game
In other words, the length of The Longest Pro Baseball Game is 0.1520 times 200,000 seconds.(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 30,200 seconds (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.