10 Most Important Events Of Human History

Discussion in 'History' started by Athena, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

    - Invention of the printing press
    - Industrial Revolution
    - Rise of Democracies
    - Invention of telecommunications
    - Invention of the computer
    - Creation of nuclear weapons
    - Creation of United Nations
    - Scientific Method
    - The Renaissance
    - Outer Space Travel
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  3. flakeyairportchunks Registered Senior Member

    Well in terms of battles anyway then its easy, Battle of Salamis.
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  5. soullust Registered Senior Member

    1. the charter of human rights.


    2. the end of the world wars.

    3. the making of the united nations, and later NATO.

    4.when women were giving the right to vote.

    5. when black slavery was abolished in the USA.

    6. the fall of the Berlin wall.

    7. the founding of democracy.

    8. when man kind todays man survived the last great ice age, even though the Neanderthal man perished.

    9. when, the first big bomb was dropped, on a foreign land.

    10. when Canada was formed as a nation.

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    I know i may get bashed for number ten, lol

    But it is only me messing, i couldn't think of a tenth.
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  7. octavian Registered Member

    not in any order, more to follow will not limit to ten

    1. Battle of the Delta-1178 BC between ancient Egypt and the Sea Peoples. First major naval battle, showed usefulness of ships in military combat
    2. Trojan War- 12th century BC A war happened at this time though it was most likely not for the reasons the Iliad gave. The effect of this war was to unite the Greek people who had previously considered themselves Mycenaeans, Dorians, Ithakans, and other tribal identities into Hellenes, a single society. This society was the basis for much of western society
    3. Expulsion of Tarquinius Superbus- 507 B.C This was the first time a king had been overthrown and replaced with something resembling a democracy. It also resulted in the founding of the Roman Republic, a form of government that is the basis of much of western society
    4. Reforms of Solon- 6th and 7th century BC Birth of true democracy in Athens, all citizens (granted that that was a very limited class) could chose officials and those officials were accountable to them
    5. Secessio Plebis-494 BC When the lower class plebs in Rome left the city and forced the patricians to create the position of tribune to protect their rights. Early and very effective example of strike/nonviolent protest
    6. Proscription of 82- Sulla makes history by being the first in Roman history to deem his personal enemies "enemies of the state". Early non royal totalitarianism
    7.Sulla's first Civil War- 88 BC. Sulla is first roman general to attack rome itself, proof that if you have a big enough army you can do whatever you want

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    8. Battle of Actium- 31 BC Augustus becomes first emperor of Rome yet using political power is able to appear as if he did not actually sieze power. Proof that perception and not reality is essential in acquiring political power, spawned use of the poets Ovid, Virgil, and Horace as propaganda. Not the first use of propaganda but effective nonetheless and memorable
    9. Jesus- Christianity, regardless of whether it is legit or not is one of the most influential belief systems, causing crusades, the european christian identity, Roman catholic church, protestant reformation, the list goes on and on (Mohammed makes this list but the reasons are so similar im not writing it)
    10. Christopher Columbus "discovers" america. While he was not the first to get there and he did nothing good while he was there, no one can deny that by making travel to the new world desirable, he had a massive effect on history
  8. octavian Registered Member

    things you forgot

    invention of 0
    (NO judaisim, not enuff peeple to have such a huge effect on history and while israel is important for the present, in the grand scheme of things it is not SUPER important especially when compared to the invention of democracy
  9. octavian Registered Member

    You forgot jesus

    Socrates? really? also to which persian war do you refer. And do not respond the greek one, there were 2 of those
    also rise of rome
  10. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

    Er, that post is 5 years old. And the guy hasn't been here at all for 3 of them.

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  11. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

    This thread...was dead...now it's moving!

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    (Zombie thread wants brains.)

    Did anybody mention the inventions?

    1 agriculture
    2. stone tools
    3. bronze
    4. steel
    5.domestication of the horse
    6. the wheel
    7. Wind-powered vessels
    8. Pastoralism
    9. Writing(!)
    10. projectile(hand) weapons
  12. keith1 Guest

    All recent events:

    Discovery of the Cosmic Microwave Background
    Discovery of Dark Energy/Dark Matter
    Discovery Of Space Expansion/Inflationary Theory
    Discovery of Galaxy dynamics/Black Holes
    Discovery of Exoplanets
    Manned mission to the Moon
    Discovery of Atom/Electronics
    Artificial Heart Valve
    Discovery of Rock and Roll Music
    Stock Market Crash 2008
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  14. Shadow1 Valued Senior Member

    the greek empire
    the islamic empire
    the chinese empire
    the persian empire
    the invention of the zero
    the invention or writing and reading
    the invention of maths and counting and etc...
    the invention of the wheel
    the invention of agriculture

    there's no to 10 events............

    inless you mean the video games and coca cola
  15. octavian Registered Member

    I hope that this is a joke. Princess Diana wasn't murdered. Also just dear god no
  16. octavian Registered Member

    As promised. Again in NO PARTICULAR ORDER

    11. Gutenbergs invention of the printing press
    12. Protestant reformation
    13. Spread of Islam in the middle ages
    14. Renaissance ( I know its a time period but still)
    15. Scientific revolution (in 1600s)
    16. Enlightenment
    17. French and Indian War (set backdrop for revolution, eliminated french presence in North america, broke the power of the Iroquois Confederacy, set the precedent for unchecked British and later American westward expansion resulting in the marginalization and basically the elimination of the native americans as a political force)
    18. Introduction of Black slavery in the new world (shaped america and race relations)
    19. English Civil War (showed that a king could be killed, kings in england held in check by parliament)
    20. American Revolution (created america, first legitimate independent European style country in the new world. Inspired french revolution with ideals as well as providing economic reasons for it)
    21. Mongol expansion in the 13th century (considered to be the first legit world war, blend of mongol and chinese culture, cultural sharing between east and west, marco polo, importance of cavalry in warfare)
    22. American Civil War
    23. Industrial revolution
    24. Napoleonic Wars
    25. WW I
    26. WW II
    27. Alexander the Greats conquest
    28. Cold war
    29. Glorious revolution in England
    30. French revolution
  17. Honeyb35 Registered Member

    . Evolution of Homo Sapiens Sapiens.

    2. Start of Civilization in Sumer.

    3. Egypt's contribution to mathematics and Geometry.

    4. The rise of Ancient Greece and philosophy, the foundation for science.

    5. The Creation of the Rome, which was the foundation for Western society.

    6. The unification of Ancient China. They also contributed in the sciences, such as gunpowder.

    7. The Renaissance, the resurrection of Classical ideas, arts, and sciences.

    8. Age of Reason, the great leap for the sciences.

    9. World War 2, which changed the awareness and consciousness of the world forever.

    10. Quantum Mechanics. It explained our existence, and is the scientific proof for Idealism, which means reality depends on perception.
  18. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

    No it doesn't.
  19. NCDane Registered Senior Member

    IMO there have been so many important developments
    that in choosing lists of the top 10 most important it makes
    most sense to allow 10 for each of many eras.


    In approximate speculated order of appearance:

    Discovery, invention, control, development of:
    1. Tools
    2. Fire
    3. Superstition (negative value, includes religion)
    4. Art
    5. Engineering
    6. Seafaring
    7. Domestication of animals
    8. Agriculture
    9. Textiles
    10. Urbanization

    EDIT: I forgot metallurgy which I believe began in prehistory.
    The best way to include it with the least alteration to 1-10
    already listed might be to drop seafaring with the understanding
    it might be considered a form of engineering.
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  20. NCDane Registered Senior Member

    Era #2


    Discovery, invention, development of:
    1. Writing
    2. Math
    3. Philosophy

    Rise, development of civilizations of:
    4. Egypt
    5. Babylon
    6. China
    7. India
    8. Phoenicia
    9. Greece
    10. Rome
  21. SciWriter Valued Senior Member

    0. Stuff forms.

    1. Evolution to human mammal sapience.

    2. Everything that then goes on.

    3. The universe thins out and ends.

    4. Stuff forms somewhere.
  22. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    That's because bronze (an alloy of copper and tin, two ores that could be smelted at the temperatures achievable in the ovens of Stone Age cities) metallurgy is the key technology that made the next Paradigm Shift possible, and why we call that P.S. the Bronze Age. The strength and precision of metal tools greatly increased the productivity of human labor and the variety, durability and quality of the things that it can produce.

    As a result the amount of surplus wealth or "capital" increased to the point that it was measurable and required management. Inventories, goods in transit, stocks of raw materials, luxury goods... the proliferation of these products and their involvement in multi-path time-displaced transactions among multiple strangers made it mandatory for people to begin keeping records.

    The earliest records found are indeed those of merchants and traders, not kings and priests. Hash marks (the familiar one-two-three-four-diagonal-cross-five and variations on it) comprised the first primitive attempts at what we now call writing. Eventually these evolved into more complicated pictorial symbols that could be used to record speech. The pictograms (each symbol represents a thing or idea) evolved into logograms (each symbol represents a specific word), and in some (but not all) cultures the logograms evolved into phonetic symbols--alphabets (like ours), abjads (like Hebrew and Egyptian), abugidas (like most Indian languages), syllabaries (like Japanese).

    The point is that writing could not be developed until there was a need for it, and there was no need for it until the Bronze Age made life too complicated for people to carry large numbers around in their heads.

    So the Bronze Age marks the end of prehistory and the beginning of history.
  23. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

    Yeah Baby the baggage of language goes back a ways. E use to be house you know . That is the symbol for House . Yeah . That is how I learned it anyway. I don't know the root language it came from? Maybe from Ur ?

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