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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Jul 2020 2:20 p.m. PST

You were asked to decide – TMP link

A recent weekend brought three major historical turning points together: Passover, Easter weekend, and April 19th (the shot heard around the world). What other major historical turning points can you think of, and what are your top five?

And in the final round of voting, the top five choices were:

19% of the votes – "Gutenberg printing press"
13% – "World Wide Web invented (1989)"
12% – "First atomic bomb used in warfare (1945)"
11% – "Penicillin (1928)"
10% – "Columbus in America (1492)"

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2020 3:30 p.m. PST

It was sulfanilamide in 1935, but nonetheless antibiotics most certainly changed the world

HMS Exeter08 Jul 2020 9:03 p.m. PST

Neil deGrasse Tyson on this question.


14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2020 6:39 p.m. PST

Semiconductors in 1947

Wargamer Blue10 Jul 2020 1:44 a.m. PST

What year was chocolate invented?

HMS Exeter10 Jul 2020 7:06 a.m. PST

What year was air conditioning invented?

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2020 4:28 p.m. PST

1) The development of verbal communication.

2) The development of the wheel.

3) The event which snuffed out the Dinosaurs.

4) Domestication of animals.

5) The invention of Writing.

…or did I miss the point?

Uparmored In the TMP Dawghouse11 Jul 2020 7:34 a.m. PST

the invention of negative gearing

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