3. Industrial Revolution
Imagine a world without technology. Downright scary! You wouldn’t be reading this today, had Industrial Revolution not taken place. Steam Engine, weaving machine and factories, are all a contribution towards bringing the modern-day technology to where it is today.
4. The Renaissance
Renaissance marked the cultural rebirth of Europe. By defying the orthodox approach of the Roman Catholic Church, it gave rise to inventions that changed the European world forever. From immortal paintings, the World map and great figures to numerous books for educating the masses, Renaissance shaped the ethnic values of Europe and transformed it into an architecturally and culturally rich continent.
5. The Black Death
The ‘Black Death’ or black plaguespread across Europe & Asia, killing about 30% to 60% of the totalpopulation (somewhere around 75 to 200 million people). The population did notretain for a complete century and the absolute authority of the Catholic Churchwas challenged due to their inefficiency of dealing with the epidemic.
6. American Revolution
American Revolution gave birth tothe idea of equalism. It was a fight against authority and American independenceset examples for other colonies under British monarchy to revolt for theirfreedom.
7. Nazi Invasion Of Poland
When under Hitler, Germany invadedPoland, the annexation triggered UK and France to declare war against Germany,followed by WW2. This event is somehow responsible for initiating the Cold Warand Arms race too. However, it also led to the formation of United Nations,vital for world peace.
8. The Birth Of Islam
Islam is an influential religion that is beyond terror and patriarchy. Its birth led to the discovery of many wonderful things like pinhole camera, Mariner’s compass, numerals etc., the beautiful Urdu literature and the majestic Islamic architecture.
9. World Trade Attacks
Four hijacked planes crashed intothe World Trade Centre, causing enormous destruction in New York. The incidencespread hatred for Muslims in the entire country, which is evident till date.Invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq war followed and immediate financial losses thatchanged the functioning of the world economy for nearly 6 days occurred.
10. Bombing Of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
The atomic bombing of Hiroshima andNagasaki will forever haunt the human race about the adverse effects of the useof nuclear weapons. Had this incident not taken place, every country in thisworld wouldn’t be gearing itself up with nuclear weapons to combat such anordeal and this world would be a better, more peaceful place.
11. Fatal Anti-MMR Study
Andrew Wakefield’s fake Anti-MMR study that said vaccines cause Autism in children is one of the biggest lies in the world that has caused numerous deaths till date. The rumor spread so much that it got celebrity support and people who oppose it are identified as ‘Blinded’ by the believers.
12. Civilian Tragedy Of UK
In 1940, Germany started droppingexplosives (more than 100 tonnes) on 16 British cities, London being attacked71 times causing excessive destruction to life and property. It was a part oftheir Blitzkrieg Campaign that lasted for almost 37 weeks. It’s considered tobe the worst civilian tragedy of UK.
13. The First Flight
In December 1903, Wright brothers flew an air machine for nearly a minute. The news got viral and everything has changed ever since. It laid the foundation a revolutionary means of transportation- the aeroplane, which connects the world despite the miles and oceans in between.
14. Discovery Of America
Christopher Columbus in 1492,discovered America, the biggest superpower in the world today. The discoveryled to the cultural and physical advancements of Spanish, Portuguese, English,French and later Dutch.
Between 16th and 20th century, colonialism spread across the continents of the world, where Europeans specifically set up colonies in rest of the world dividing and changing it forever in terms of culture, society, language, and economics.
The world that we live in today is a result of history. The aforementioned events played a major role in carving the modern idea of living. These incidents cannot be forgotten and should not be forgotten.