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If you could personally witness one event in History, which event would you choose?

Asked by aanuszek1 (2290points) November 29th, 2008
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chelseababyy's avatar

This is a hard one. I think maybe Martin Luther King Jr.‘s ‘I Have A Dream..’ speech. Or maybe the first Woodstock (not that that is THAT historic, but still)

iwamoto's avatar

JFK shooting, death of rasputin, detonation of the crazy ivan, discovery of fire

Mizuki's avatar

Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction

chelseababyy's avatar


Bsilver's avatar

Without question, The Gettysburg Address.

chicadelplaya's avatar

The celebration in NYC at the end of World War II.

chelseababyy's avatar

Oh I also forgot, the FIRST Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade :D

AstroChuck's avatar

24 August 79 c.e.
Pompei and Hurculaneum

aanuszek1's avatar

That’s a good one! That was some party!

dynamicduo's avatar

I’d go back to see dinosaurs, just to find out what they really looked like.

Trustinglife's avatar

Interesting question. First thought:

Watching the Boston Red Sox comeback in Game 4 of the ALCS, in 2004, breaking a 86-year curse. Heck, while I’m dreaming, I’d go back and watch the whole series in person. What magic.

judochop's avatar

the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens.

augustlan's avatar

Two from more recent history. I watched on TV, but would have loved to be there in person: The Berlin Wall coming down, and Obama’s victory speech in Grant Park.

srmorgan's avatar

The Crucifixion and the Resurrection.

Who was to blame for the first and did any body really see the second and can we get it on Youtube?


jtvoar16's avatar

@judochop: Which time?

Me… The creation of all things, That way I could finally no for sure, who is right: Evolutionist, Creationist, or Spaghettiist. Not to mention it would be the most awesome rainbow of color I could ever hope to see.

Cardinal's avatar

The Crucifixion and the Resurrection. The Jews were to blame and the latter was witnessed by thousands. I wouldn’t put YouTube into the mix!

judochop's avatar

1981 eruption. When she blew her cap. I see that mountain almost everydayand I wonder what it would have been like. I’ve seen videos and hiked it but to witness the ash storm and everything would have been something. I was in the 5 th grade in the Midwest.

Trustinglife's avatar

I shared this excellent question with my family.

My brother says: Boston Tea Party!
Mom: To be there when astronauts landed on the moon.
Dad: “Obama in Grant Park, and I was there!”

EmpressPixie's avatar

The funeral of Emperor Joshua Norton I (and any of his reign).

iwamoto's avatar

The Crucifixion and the Resurrection, i’d come back in this time and just be “damn, it was all just one big pile of BS all along, oh well, better put it on youtube quickly!”

MacBean's avatar

This has been asked a few times (I’m just sayin’. I don’t find this an annoying re-ask.) but I’m too lazy to find links to the old answers. Sorry!

I’d want to see the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots.

AstroChuck's avatar

The sentencing trial of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, and Donald Rumsfeld.

Trustinglife's avatar

Ooh, now we’re moving into future moments we would like to see. Fun!

Bluefreedom's avatar

I would definitely like to witness the assassination of JFK. Not because I’m morbid but because I’d really, really like to know what actually happened. And I’d like to be in the perfect vantage point with a much better video camera than Abraham Zapruder had so I could get better proof of what happened on the grassy knoll and other locations around Dealey Plaza on that fateful day.

thegodfather's avatar

Battle of Thermopylae

tiffyandthewall's avatar

napoleon bonapart and that dude whose name/country escapes me (they were enemies and then met up and decided they both hated the same country so they became instant bffs) making out. maybe it didn’t for real happen, but i totally saw a painting of them kissing. so i’ll trust the artist. and i’d like to see it in real life.

iwamoto's avatar

ben & drew getting together and drafting fluther

Aster's avatar

I’ll choose being a witness to the Gettysburg Address even though I know next to nothing about history
I’d also like to see the tryouts for Scarlet in Gone With the Wind.

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