Name A Person or Event That Changed The World

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#1  Edited By pooty

Name A Person, Event or Place that changed history. Lessor known facts are the best.

P.S. Your birth does not count. (:

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The first human on Earth. The perfect example of unselfishness. For back then they didn't have sophisticated minds, and had no means of recording their history.

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#3  Edited By ssejllenrad

Stonecold Steve Austin.. He changed the World... Wrestling Federation... Nyahahaha!

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Ok seriously...

One lesser known event I can think of would be the Battle of Tours (Oct. 732 AD). Before that, Umayyad Muslim advance in Europe was unchallenged. Then this man Charles Martel (The Hammer) defended Poitiers and Tours and successfully halted the Islamic invasion of Gaul. Muslims weren't able to advance for centuries after that. The victory was one of the most instrumental military victories in (Christian) Europe that gave rise to the Holy Roman Empire.

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#5  Edited By minigunman123

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

The first human on Earth. The perfect example of unselfishness. For back then they didn't have sophisticated minds, and had no means of recording their history.

Personally I disagree with almost everything here. For all we know the history may have just been lost because it was so dang old. Everything else is a philosophical and religious issue, can't be 100% verified or proven or stated with absolute certainty... Though yes, the first of any species on Earth is a tremendous impact on Earth.

I choose you! Pikachu! When Pokemon first came out it was groundbreaking and it hasn't stopped being popular yet (even if they've gone a little overboard with the Pokemon varieties).

EDIT: I didn't see the "lesser known" thing. In that case, I pick Alan Turing. Only science nerds know about him, sadly.

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@minigunman123 said:

EDIT: I didn't see the "lesser known" thing. In that case, I pick Alan Turing. Only science nerds know about him, sadly.

Some science nerds (especially the ones in the biology departments) don't even know him.

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The "Ancient World", Columbus, The Greeks, Hitler, The Beatles, Science.......Those are some things theirs many more but I'm lazy. du_ub

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#8  Edited By PowerHerc

Thomas Edison.

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@PowerHerc said:

Thomas Edison.

Oh no you di-int! Tesla fanboys... Assemble!

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#10  Edited By PowerHerc

@ssejllenrad:

Nikola Tesla does have his following, doesn't he?

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#11  Edited By ssejllenrad

@PowerHerc: Yup! And since we're on the topic, I'd like to add the "War of Currents" as a significant event in history. :D

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JFK getting his head blown to pieces.

The implementation of the Federal Reserve in the United States in 1913. It became the poster-child for Rothschild-run banks around the world.

The formation of the Eurozone.

The defeat of Napoleon.

The fall of Rome.

The creation of the Byzantine Empire.

The death of Alexander the Great.

WWI.

WWII.

The Cold War between the USSR and the United States.

9/11.

Genghis Khan's death, and the subsequent fall of his empire.

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@Illuminatus said:

Genghis Khan's death, and the subsequent fall of his empire.

Nice. I was just about to say this.

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#14  Edited By utotheg38

Pokemon

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Gutenberg. The guy spreaded the use of literacy accross the world by cheapening the making of the books.

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#17  Edited By minigunman123

I don't think most people in the thread actually fully read the OP or even read a couple posts in here... People keep listing major, major, well-known events, plus, I listed pokemon already :P

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@PowerHerc said:

Thomas Edison.

Oh no you di-int! Tesla fanboys... Assemble!

*Assembles*

Does this mean we get death ray guns, or is the Master still working on those? XD

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Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution.

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#19  Edited By jobiwankenobi

The invention of the spoon.

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@PowerHerc said:

Thomas Edison.

Crap. That's who I was going to say.

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Royce Gracie

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American Revolutionary War

The American Civil War

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The day Whiskey Media decided to make a comic book website.

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Surprised Hitler has been mentioned until now.

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Batman.

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Jesus Christ

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Nobody mentioned Will Eisner.

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:/

First off -- not to be more annoying than usual but you can't change history. It's just a recording of things that happened, and even then --- I don't hold much value in any documentation older than the 16th century.

I would say the harnessing of fire was an incredible event but since its not documented, then it's not "historical".

I could say the creation/discovery of the atom bomb and therefore credit Oppenheimer as the person who changed the world most but it was those who wielded his creation/discovery which caused change, not so much the man. Hmm.

As for person, I could say Charles Darwin. More because he held fast to his theory in the face of adversity, thereby having his work (and others before him) presented and taken seriously by the scientific community. Not bad I'd say.

I would love to mention space travel etc, but it hasn't changed the world too much (as of yet). It will though, I am fairly certain.

So, not to make it too recent, but the introduction of the internet bar none is the most powerful event and so Tim Berners-Lee gets to be the most influential person for creating html and the world wide web and allowing it to be used by everyone.

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#30  Edited By YoungJustice

Neil Armstrong.

Assuming that the moon and moon landing was real.

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@lykopis said:

:/

First off -- not to be more annoying than usual but you can't change history. It's just a recording of things that happened, and even then --- I don't hold much value in any documentation older than the 16th century.

I would say the harnessing of fire was an incredible event but since its not documented, then it's not "historical".

I could say the creation/discovery of the atom bomb and therefore credit Oppenheimer as the person who changed the world most but it was those who wielded his creation/discovery which caused change, not so much the man. Hmm.

As for person, I could say Charles Darwin. More because he held fast to his theory in the face of adversity, thereby having his work (and others before him) presented and taken seriously by the scientific community. Not bad I'd say.

I would love to mention space travel etc, but it hasn't changed the world too much (as of yet). It will though, I am fairly certain.

So, not to make it too recent, but the introduction of the internet bar none is the most powerful event and so Tim Berners-Lee gets to be the most influential person for creating html and the world wide web and allowing it to be used by everyone.

I said Darwin too.

Its people who have changed the world not history.

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#32  Edited By kuonphobos

@lykopis said:

I don't hold much value in any documentation older than the 16th century.

Ouch. =) But I think I get you.

The Battle of Hastings 1066. William the Conqueror brings his Normans across the Channel and takes England forever altering the history of the English speaking world.

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#33  Edited By ssejllenrad

@minigunman123: Let's make use of the Tesla coil and the earthquake device instead... :D

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#34  Edited By lykopis

@mrdecepticonleader: The title of the thread is correct but the OP read:

Name A Person, Event or Place that changed history. Lessor known facts are the best.

(I like to annoy .....)

@kuonphobos said:

@lykopis said:

I don't hold much value in any documentation older than the 16th century.

Ouch. =) But I think I get you.

The Battle of Hastings 1066. William the Conqueror brings his Normans across the Channel and takes England forever altering the history of the English speaking world.

Nice choice.

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The Mistranslation that led to the dropping of the Bomb.

http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/tech_journals/mokusatsu.pdf

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@TheCheeseStabber said:

The Mistranslation that led to the dropping of the Bomb.

http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/tech_journals/mokusatsu.pdf

O.O

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@mikethekiller said:

Royce Gracie

I love this answer!

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Barbra Streisand

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#39  Edited By minigunman123

I have another one!

The first man to smelt metal from an ore.

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First guy who thought of riding a horse.

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#42  Edited By SpideyPresence

@lykopis said:

:/

First off -- not to be more annoying than usual but you can't change history. It's just a recording of things that happened, and even then --- I don't hold much value in any documentation older than the 16th century.

I would say the harnessing of fire was an incredible event but since its not documented, then it's not "historical".

I could say the creation/discovery of the atom bomb and therefore credit Oppenheimer as the person who changed the world most but it was those who wielded his creation/discovery which caused change, not so much the man. Hmm.

As for person, I could say Charles Darwin. More because he held fast to his theory in the face of adversity, thereby having his work (and others before him) presented and taken seriously by the scientific community. Not bad I'd say.

I would love to mention space travel etc, but it hasn't changed the world too much (as of yet). It will though, I am fairly certain.

So, not to make it too recent, but the introduction of the internet bar none is the most powerful event and so Tim Berners-Lee gets to be the most influential person for creating html and the world wide web and allowing it to be used by everyone.

I couldn't have said it better

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#43  Edited By kuonphobos

October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nails his 95 theses to the door of the chuch at Wittenberg effectively beginning the Protestant Reformation.

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#44  Edited By HBKTimHBK
  1. Bill Gates
  2. Mark Zuckerberg
  3. Steve Jobs
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@lykopis: Oh right.

lol

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Cai Lun.

Cai Lun was a 2nd century Chinese man whom developed the pulp paper making process which allowed paper to be mass produced and thus allowed for information to be printed and preserved easier, faster, cheaper and more efficiently than ever before allowing it's use in many more books as well as for newspapers, messages and countless other applications. In terms of information storage and transfer, paper had, arguably, as great or greater impact on mankind as computers and the internet combined.

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The Pervert who First thought of milking a cow to drink...