Which Historical Event Would You Most Like To Have Witnessed?

@skydancer (1987)
United States
October 1, 2007 12:41pm CST
If you could go back in time to witness one historical event in person (as opposed to just reading historical accounts of it), what would it be? For me, it would be the defense of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 (esp of the flag still standing!) which inspired Francis Scott Key to write what became our national anthem (this is of course a significant event in American History). That story just never fails to amaze me every time I read or hear it! The other event that comes to mind is Jesus' resurrection. Is there a historical event that has touched you or that you feel so strongly about its significance that you would have liked to have seen it for yourself when it happened? It can be recent ot primitive, and it can be world history or just a specific piece of your country's history... What is that event and what is its meaning to you?
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• Canada
2 Oct 07
i would have loved to have lived in the Bible times and been able to see all the miracles that Jesus performed. that would be so awesome
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@AmbiePam (50716)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I would have liked to have been alive when man first walked on the moon. Because now it seems so ordinary. But back then it was life altering. It isn't the biggest of historical events, but I would have enjoyed that. That and I would have liked to have been in the colony of Roanoke. It drives me nuts that no one knows for certain what happened to them. So if I was there, I could know. I'd cease to exist, but oh well...
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
20 Aug 08
I think it would be pretty cool if I could go back into to the Boston Tea Party and see first hand how the colonists threw the British tea into the water to protest high taxes,because it would be very inspiring to see them do it,rather then read it in a history book,because I am sure it was one heck of a feeling standing up for freedom especially since what they did could have probably gotten them hanged.
• United States
2 Oct 07
I have two. I would have liked to be in Dallas in Nov, 22, 1963.And I would have liked to be at Woodstock.with Dallas, I would want to hear the shots and see if there was anything coming from the grassy knoll. And with Wood stock , it would be the see and hear all the great music.