There are several moments in history that I would love to witness first-hand. People love the idea of being part of history and doing something worthwhile that could “make history.” However, being able to travel back in time and witness moments that changed the world would be the biggest gift to me personally. Hop in my Delorean and let’s take a trip back to the top 5 historical events I would visit.
The Boston Tea Party — December 16, 1773: I put this up at the top of the coolest things to ever happen on the planet ever. There is nothing like some good old-fashioned rebelling — and the colonists know how to do it right. I just imagine this being the ultimate campfire story for the men who were actually there. The perfect mix of making a statement and causing mayhem penned the first American wedgie in the history books.
The Trojan Horse — ~1188 BC: Guerrilla warfare and creative war tactics are still — in overall history — a relatively new concept. For the Trojans however, they started playing dirty very early on. The Greeks were so pumped about their new gift from their enemies. I am not too keen on witnessing the onslaught and overall butt-whoopin’ that the Trojans dished out that day, but I would have loved to experience the conversations they had when the idea first came about. That and the construction of the horse itself would have been phenomenal to see.
The American Frontier — Early 1900’s: I always thought I was supposed to be a cowboy. There really isn’t a specific event I would have liked to witness in this era, but the construction of the railroad and discovery of new land on the frontier sounds like a great adventure that I would have loved to be a part of. I have always loved open land, rolling plains and a drastic gap between the upper and lower class.
The Egyptian Exodus — 1446 BC: Never again has the world seen such an overt example of the power, display and evidence of God since this event. To witness the plagues, the parting of the sea and the release of Gods people would be nothing less than soul-shaking. This is the event that God himself continually brought up over and over throughout the old testament. The Jews still see this as a holy event — where God brought them out of the land of Egypt.
Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre — Early 1600s: I would probably only want to witness this if I got a seat in the stands. I wouldn’t want to risk catching the plague ,and I really don’t want to stand in a mud pit the whole show. This is just another one of those history making moments. I want to see how the play was first directed and how the words were first spoken. Was it really as big of a deal then as it is now? Did people leave scratching their heads not knowing how to take the show? Either way, I would definitely be the most enthusiastic attendee in the audience.