#1 Posted by pooty (10829 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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

#2 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (19928 posts) - - Show Bio

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 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#4 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#5 Edited by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#6 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#7 Edited by superstay (9649 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#8 Posted by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio

Thomas Edison.

#9 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc said:

Thomas Edison.

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

#10 Posted by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad:

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

#11 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#12 Posted by Illuminatus (9495 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#13 Posted by Strafe Prower (11887 posts) - - Show Bio

@Illuminatus said:

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

Nice. I was just about to say this.

#14 Posted by utotheg38 (18883 posts) - - Show Bio

Pokemon

#15 Posted by The Devil Tiger (1263 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#16 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

Paine

#17 Posted by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

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

@ssejllenrad said:

@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

#18 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17594 posts) - - Show Bio

Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution.

#19 Posted by jobiwankenobi (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

The invention of the spoon.

#20 Posted by TheCannon (17917 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc said:

Thomas Edison.

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

#21 Posted by mikethekiller (8318 posts) - - Show Bio

Royce Gracie

#22 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

American Revolutionary War

The American Civil War

#23 Posted by nickzambuto (12961 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#24 Posted by coolguyr99 (3019 posts) - - Show Bio

Surprised Hitler has been mentioned until now.

#25 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3286 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman.

#26 Edited by Mutant God (3020 posts) - - Show Bio

Jesus Christ

#27 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14587 posts) - - Show Bio

Nobody mentioned Will Eisner.

#28 Posted by ArtGamer (1262 posts) - - Show Bio

#29 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

:/

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.

#30 Posted by YoungJustice (6680 posts) - - Show Bio

Neil Armstrong.

Assuming that the moon and moon landing was real.

#31 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17594 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#32 Posted by kuonphobos (4882 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#33 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#34 Edited by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#35 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (7817 posts) - - Show Bio

The Mistranslation that led to the dropping of the Bomb.

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

#36 Posted by HBKTimHBK (5240 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#37 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikethekiller said:

Royce Gracie

I love this answer!

#38 Edited by cameron83 (6675 posts) - - Show Bio

Barbra Streisand

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#39 Posted by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

I have another one!

The first man to smelt metal from an ore.

#40 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

First guy who thought of riding a horse.

#41 Posted by slacker the hacker (7824 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Posted by SpideyPresence (1906 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#43 Posted by kuonphobos (4882 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#44 Posted by HBKTimHBK (5240 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Bill Gates
  2. Mark Zuckerberg
  3. Steve Jobs
#45 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17594 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: Oh right.

lol

#46 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio
#47 Posted by PowerHerc (81637 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#48 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (7817 posts) - - Show Bio

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