Your favourite defining moment of history?

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History has its moments, right?

From the declaration of war on Germany on the 4th August 1914 to Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech delivered on the 28th August 1963, there have been many instances that have defined history.

My own personal favourite would have to be the 5th October 1968, Derry, N.Ireland. A N.Irish Civil Rights march organised by the Northern Irish Civil Rights Association (NICRA) ended up in chaos when the RUC were ordered to disperse the march. What makes this so defining to me is that the scenes were caught on camera and broadcasted on television around the world. It was so shocking to see the disturbances, that this march forced the British government to take more active involvement in N.Ireland and the running of it.

More information on the NICRA march can be found here.

So what's your defining moment of history? What really stands out for you?
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History has its moments, right?


From the declaration of war on Germany on the 4th August 1914 to Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech delivered on the 28th August 1963, there have been many instances that have defined history.

My own personal favourite would have to be the 5th October 1968, Derry, N.Ireland. A N.Irish Civil Rights march organised by the Northern Irish Civil Rights Association (NICRA) ended up in chaos when the RUC were ordered to disperse the march. What makes this so defining to me is that the scenes were caught on camera and broadcasted on television around the world. It was so shocking to see the disturbances, that this march forced the British government to take more active involvement in N.Ireland and the running of it.

More information on the NICRA march can be found here.

So what's your defining moment of history? What really stands out for you?
August 1789: the french national constituent assembly passes into law the declaration of the rights of man and the citizen.

Pretty much established the fundamental ideas of liberal democracy that were built on and created the peaceful, idyllic society that we have today.
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Most likely, the creation of smartphones starting with the iPhone earlier on in this century. Kind of revolutionalised the cellphone and technology industry as a whole!
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inb4 Brexit and Trump
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inb4 Brexit and Trump
Damn it
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Really?
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Really?
A horrific event that gave me inspiration for what i want to do in life, i suppose.
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A horrific event that gave me inspiration for what i want to do in life, i suppose.
And that is...?
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And that is...?
Join the military
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Join the military
Oh really? Interesting... what are you going to do? I assume you want to be an officer?
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9th May
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Oh really? Interesting... what are you going to do? I assume you want to be an officer?
I was young back then, so i wanted to fight against injustice/extremism and be a hero!

Obviously my reasons are different now, but i remember it on the news vividly. Yeah, officer in either the army or maybe raf
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My birth.

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26 May 1999

A few brave men fought a group of marauding Germans. It looked like the Germans would win, but these men had other plans.

Never before or since has the world beheld such glory, such resplendence.

All they needed to triumph was The Baby-faced Assassin and a man named after a toy.

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I was young back then, so i wanted to fight against injustice/extremism and be a hero!

Obviously my reasons are different now, but i remember it on the news vividly. Yeah, officer in either the army or maybe raf
Have you ever thought about joining the SF (as an officer)?
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Have you ever thought about joining the SF (as an officer)?
Special forces? You can't apply directly they recruit from within.

You can apply for reservist position though. But no, one step at a time
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Special forces? You can't apply directly they recruit from within.

You can apply for reservist position though. But no, one step at a time
I am aware. I was just wondering if that's something that appeals to you, and it looks like it does
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hmmm Do enjoy a bit of the French revolution :beard:
But also the Romans...
Then there's the age of Mendeleev/Newton and ok :rofl:
Ok I can't pick
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28 October, 312 AD

The Battle of Milvian Bridge. The beginning of Constantine's conversion to Christianity, which would provide the societal basis for the entire Western World.
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