It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as The Longest Pro Baseball Game
In other words, the length of The Longest Pro Baseball Game is 24 times 0.0000400 years.(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 0.000958 years (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.
It's about twenty times as long as The San Francisco earthquake of 1906
In other words, the length of The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 is 0.0417 times 0.0000400 years.(1906) (Mussel Rock Fault, California) (sensible duration)
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 caused perceptible shaking of the ground for about 0.000001660 years. 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 one-fortieth as long as The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879)
In other words, 0.0000400 years is 0.0242 times the length of The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879), and the length of The First light bulb test (Edison, 1879) is 41.30 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 0.00165 years until the bulb glass succumbed to the heat and cracked, extinguishing the filament. Within three years of his success, Edison was selling 45,000 light bulbs per day to large companies across the country.
It's about one-forty-fifth as long as The First Transatlantic Flight (Alcock and Brown, 1919)
In other words, the length of The First Transatlantic Flight (Alcock and Brown, 1919) is 46.10 times 0.0000400 years.(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 0.00185 years 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 0.50 years later.
It's about one-ninetieth as long as The Battle of Fort Sumter
In other words, the length of The Battle of Fort Sumter is 91 times 0.0000400 years.(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, 0.0038 years later. The Battle's only casualties were the accidental shootings of two Union soldiers during the surrender ceremony.
It's about 100 times as long as The First airplane flight (Wright Flyer, 1903)
In other words, 0.0000400 years is 110 times the length of The First airplane flight (Wright Flyer, 1903), and the length of The First airplane flight (Wright Flyer, 1903) is 0.0091 times that amount.(Wright Flyer) (1903)
The first successful airplane flight was made by Orville Wright on December 17th, 1903 and lasted 0.000000380 years, 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-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Great Chicago Fire
In other words, the length of The Great Chicago Fire is 200 times 0.0000400 years.(1871) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Great Chicago Fire started at about 9am and burned for 0.005 years between October 8th and October 10th, 1871. Chicago had experienced twenty smaller fires in the 0.04 years leading up to the blaze, due to drought conditions, strong winds, and the abundance of wooden buildings at the time.