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    I think my stand-out moment has to be Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person, and how that effectively galvanised the whole civil rights movement in the US (or at least that's the impression I got from my GCSE history lessons ) :yep:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd;697284 74)
    I think my stand-out moment has to be Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person, and how that effectively galvanised the whole civil rights movement in the US (or at least that's the impression I got from my GCSE history lessons ) :yep:
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    The greatest scientific achievement of all time IMO:

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    (Original post by Kernel_Coder)
    The greatest scientific achievement of all time IMO:

    What about that time we landed a probe on a comet?
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    That was awesome
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    Although the industrial revolution isn't my favorite time in history, it was probably the most important.
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    (Original post by Kernel_Coder)
    The greatest scientific achievement of all time IMO:

    Except it was faked and recorded in Arizona; how can a flag flutter when there is no wind?

    Armstrong and Aldrin were bribed into lying by the CIA to one up the Russians in the space race and gain a sense of superiority in the Cold War.
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    Martin Luther King speech
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    Passage of the Emancipation Act in 1829, due to efforts of Daniel O'Connell.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_...elief_Act_1829
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    The Battle of Britain, summer, 1940.

    As a former member of the RAF I'm definitely not biased. Nope. Not at all :ninja:

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    Except it was faked and recorded in Arizona; how can a flag flutter when there is no wind?

    Armstrong and Aldrin were bribed into lying by the CIA to one up the Russians in the space race and gain a sense of superiority in the Cold War.
    Oh be quiet.
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    (Original post by Connor27)
    Except it was faked and recorded in Arizona; how can a flag flutter when there is no wind?

    Armstrong and Aldrin were bribed into lying by the CIA to one up the Russians in the space race and gain a sense of superiority in the Cold War.
    That's one hell of a ridiculous conspiracy theory.
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    As a history nerd I honestly have no idea. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand? The victory for the Romans in Punic wars? The consolation of Christianity by Constantine in the fourth century? The founding of the German Empire in 1871? The fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1918?
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    Woman's suffrage moment. Biggest step in equality for HALF THE F*CKING WORLD. (i'm a feminist, in case you were wodering)
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    As a history nerd I honestly have no idea. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand? The victory for the Romans in Punic wars? The consolation of Christianity by Constantine in the fourth century? The founding of the German Empire in 1871? The fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1918?
    It's rather hard to choose :yep: But that is what I love about history.
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    (Original post by Connor27)
    Except it was faked and recorded in Arizona; how can a flag flutter when there is no wind?

    Armstrong and Aldrin were bribed into lying by the CIA to one up the Russians in the space race and gain a sense of superiority in the Cold War.
    Seriously? :facepalm:
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    I think my stand-out moment has to be Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person, and how that effectively galvanised the whole civil rights movement in the US (or at least that's the impression I got from my GCSE history lessons ) :yep:
    Rosa Parks. :yep: Such an icon.

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    Passage of the Emancipation Act in 1829, due to efforts of Daniel O'Connell.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_...elief_Act_1829
    DoC :love: (as we would call him at school).

    Catholic Emancipation was mentioned in my Irish politics lecture on Friday past (we were looking at the background to the Troubles, so a lot of history) and I had A Level History flashbacks. :laugh:
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    It's rather hard to choose :yep: But that is what I love about history.
    If Rome had been beaten, would you and I right now be speaking of Southern Civilization rather than Western? Would Carthage have been the power driving the last two millennium? I wonder.
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    (Original post by eviebrizzle)
    Woman's suffrage moment. Biggest step in equality for HALF THE F*CKING WORLD. (i'm a feminist, in case you were wodering)
    A certainly honourable cause that I respect, but to say half the world wouldn't necessarily be true; women in countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran and places like that haven't benefitted from the feminist movement yet, Iran in particular being a patriarchal theocracy.

    I do admire the feminist movement though and would describe myself as a liberal feminist (to disassociate myself with the radical and cultural feminists that can be quite odious at times.)
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    (Original post by DonaldTrump12)
    If Rome had been beaten, would you and I right now be speaking of Southern Civilization rather than Western? Would Carthage have been the power driving the last two millennium? I wonder.
    Speculative history is brilliant. I'm planning to do a thread on it tomorrow actually!
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    28 September 1928
    When flemming discovered penicillin
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
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    When flemming discovered penicillin
    Definitely helped with that nasty erec... Oh what did my doctor say about oversharing.
 
 
 
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