It's about one-four-thousandth as long as The Construction of the Chunnel.
In other words, 870 minutes is 0.0002589 times the length of The Construction of the Chunnel, and the length of The Construction of the Chunnel is 3,862 times that amount.(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 3,357,000 minutes. 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 4,500 times as long as The First airplane flight (Wright Flyer, 1903).
In other words, the length of The First airplane flight (Wright Flyer, 1903) is 0.00023 times 870 minutes.(Wright Flyer) (1903)
The first successful airplane flight was made by Orville Wright on December 17th, 1903 and lasted 0.20 minutes, 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-five-thousandth as long as King Tut's reign.
In other words, the length of King Tut's reign is 5,000 times 870 minutes.(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 — 5,000,000 minutes 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 one-five-thousandth as long as The Revolutionary War (American).
In other words, 870 minutes is 0.0001974 times the length of The Revolutionary War (American), and the length of The Revolutionary War (American) is 5,066 times that amount.(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 — 4,406,000 minutes. A total of 25,000 Americans are estimated to have died as a result of the war.
It's about 7,000 times as long as a Pit Stop.
It's about one-seven-thousand-five-hundredth as long as FDR's Presidential Term.
In other words, 870 minutes is 0.0001366 times the length of FDR's Presidential Term, and the length of FDR's Presidential Term is 7,321 times that amount.(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 6,368,000 minutes 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 one-twenty-thousandth as long as Pius IX's reign.
In other words, 870 minutes is 0.000052270 times the length of Pius IX's reign, and the length of Pius IX's reign is 19,130 times that amount.(a.k.a. Pope Blessed Pius IX, a.k.a. Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti) (1792-1878)
The longest reigning Pope in the Church's history, Pius IX reigned from June 16th, 1846 to February 7th, 1878 — 16,640,000 minutes. As the last monarchical Pope, he ruled over 3,000,000 subjects in the Papal States until 1870.