Big or small, culturally relevant or minimally impactful, there's always a first for everything. Sometimes, that first can be an event so ground-breaking we'll be talking about it in history books for the next few centuries. Others, while less talked about, still have the significant title of being the first. History is full of these moments, and whether you think they'd be cool to see or not with the power of an imaginary time machine, some individuals wished to go back and see them.
...For What Purpose...?
I mean if I had to time to set up some cameras, JFK
Set up cameras so you can SHOOT HIM?!?!
Witnessing How Far We've Come
I would want to go to a World's Fair in the late 19th century. It would be cool to see people getting amazed over the lightbulb and other technologies invented at the time.
You'll Lose Your Hearing, But WORTH IT
Eruption of Krakatoa.
Fun fact: The eruption of Krakatoa erupted the ear drums of people 40 miles away, was clearly heard up to 3,000 miles away, and the sound traveled around the world 4 times.
See The 7 Before They Become The 1
I would love to see the ancient wonders of the world. Colossus of Rhodes, Temple of Artemis, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Lighthouse at Alexandria, the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
The Timeline's Biggest Troll
Watching Neil Armstrong step on the moon (I'd have to be on the moon too though)
You'd wait for the moment juuust before his foot lands and say, "Boop! I touched first. Nanner nanner." And geekyspacegirl420 would be the name in the history books.
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June the twenty eighth, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety Eight.
Mankind tumbling sixteen feet off of Hell in a Cell.
Words Misinterpreted Right Out Of Time
Cesar getting stabbed by Brutus
Fun fact: In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Marc Antony says Brutus' cut was the "unkindest of all". By this he means that it was an emotional cut as well as physical, due to the deep betrayal. But in actuality Brutus stabbed him in the crotch. So it was physically the unkindest as well.
There Was A Time When It Wasn't So Well Known
the first people getting twins.
just [imagine] it:
you order one, but you get two. they must have been so confused
Parts Of History May Not Be What You Think
Soldiers storming Normandy on D-Day.
To witness the courage of kids slowly approaching a situation where most of them knew they were going to die, I couldn't imagine.
Yeah this would probably be like when you decide to watch a graphic video of a shooting or something, and then immediately regret it. We glorify D-Day because of the heroic stories we hear in hindsight.
But in the moment, on that beach, witnessing the scenery of D-Day was probably revolting and would scar you forever in a very bad way. I imagine anyone who did witness it probably envies all of us who didn't have to.