This is a short post mainly because my response will only be one side of a coin, and cannot cover the whole of history. After reading this I encourage you to ask someone else what historical event they would love to have witnessed, and what events they’ve witnessed that people of the future will look back and wish they’d seen firsthand? Let’s get this historical conversation rolling . . .

  1. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ
  2. The immaculate(?) conception of Jesus Christ
  3. A miracle performed by Jesus Christ (was it the real deal?)
  4. An evening at the Palace of Versailles under the rule of King Louis XV 
  5. Christopher Columbus’ first trip to the New World 
  6. Apollo 11’s moon landing
  7. Gladiatorial show in Ancient Rome
  8. Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
  9. Be an attendant at one of the infamous dinner parties Plato wrote about
  10. Socrates’ trial
  11. Be in the recording studio as The Beatles recorded Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  12. The stock market crash of 1929
  13. Woodstock festival
  14. King Charles I’s execution
  15. The Big Bang
  16. The first creature/ life form being created
  17. Dinosaurs roaming on Earth
  18. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I have a dream’ speech
  19. The birth of Google 
  20. Listen to the fluent Latin conversations in Ancient Rome 

This list barely scratches the surface, but are just a few (somewhat generic) things I would love to have witnessed.

How about you?