Top Ten Events You Wish You Had Witnessed

There are so many events in the past that I wish I'd seen. What are the moments that you would like to have been present at?
The Top Ten
1 The Wright Brothers' First Takeoff (December 17, 1903)

Don't watch from underneath! Ouch...

Nothing would ever be the same.

2 The Fall of the Berlin Wall (November 9, 1989)

The greatest example of what ordinary people can do when united for a common purpose.

3 The Beatles' Ed Sullivan Show Debut (February 9, 1964)

I watched it on T.V. from our living room sofa at the age of 10, and have not gotten over it to this very day!

This is arguably the most significant event in the history of popular music.

I would cut off a finger to see that. O_O

I wish I had seen that!

4 Neil Armstrong Walks on the Moon (July 21, 1969)

That beats out of all the other events, unless humans go to Mars.

My Dad said he watched that on T.V. in hospital when he was getting his appendicitis out

I am a HUGE space fan, so I would love this.

5 VE Day (May 8, 1945)

My grandparents still talk about VE Day. Their stories of loved ones returning home, the sheer relief and jubilation that swept across London especially. The whole togetherness that everyone shared, knowing that the last all-clear had sounded. I so wish I had witnessed this wonderful occasion.

I wouldn't want to have lived through the war, but this would have been something to experience.

6 Christmas in the Trenches (December 24-25, 1914)

I get choked up whenever I think of this, but especially when I hear John McDermott sing the song.

7 Paul Henderson's Winning Goal (September 28, 1972)
8 Joe Carter's Walkoff Home Run (October 23, 1993)

"Swing and a belt! Left field! Way back! Blue Jays win it! And the Blue Jays are World Series champions... Touch 'em all, Joe, you'll never hit a bigger home run in your life!"

The Toronto Blue Jays proved what many doubted: a Canadian baseball team ccould not only win the World Series, but do it in back-to-back seasons.

9 Sir Isaac Newton's Apple Falling (C. 1684)
10 The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks (September 11, 2001)

No? I was like 2 years old when this happened and it was a very tragic event. Why would you recall it and going back in time just to witness 9/11? It was one of the worst things in history

No. This not an event I wished I had witnessed and I'm only glad that I wasn't there. It was sad enough having to hear about it. So tragic.

Why would you want to see this?!

The Contenders
11 Premiere of Gone with the Wind (December 15, 1939)
12 Miracle on Ice (February 22, 1980)
13 Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope (September 1, 1980)
14 Mt. Vesuvius Erupting (Autumn, 79)

I rather wouldn't be close to a vulcano when its about to erupt. You would die in a horrifying way if you can't get away quickly

I'm gonna get out of the way first. Not something I'd want to witness.

15 Woodstock (August 15-18, 1969)

Oh my God. I wish I was there so bad. I love Rock and roll. I also named my new toad I got today Woodstock!

16 Nemesis at Alton Towers Opening (March 19th, 1994)
17 England Winning the World Cup (July 30, 1966)
18 Premiere of Doctor Zhivago (December 31, 1965)
19 Muse Live at the Glastonbury Festival (June 27, 2004)
20 Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer (July 29, 1981)
21 Pope John Paul II at the Western Wall (March 26, 2000)
22 Limp Bizkit Live at Woodstock '99 (July 24, 1999)
23 Wrestlemania III (March 29, 1987)
24 The Very First World Series (1903)

It was Baseball's first big event, and quite frankly The Boston Pilgrims who would later become the Boston Red Sox beat the established Pittsburgh Pirates in 8 games to capture a world championship. It set the stage for the World Series to become a global event with first radio covering the event in 1921, and then television came in 1947, and then FOX Sports began covering the event in 1996, to give the game a truly worldwide event.

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