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5 Historical Events With A Deep Impact On Mankind

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Throughout the course of human history, there have been many landmark events that have greatly influenced the path of human progress, and ushered civilisation into a new epoch. These events are part of the story of human spirit and they continue to inspire and motivate us.


Let’s have a look at 5 motivational historical events.


1. The Reformation( 1517-1648) in Europe was a period when the Church lost absolute control on all aspects of society and people began to question clergy and interpret scriptures for themselves. This was a phenomenal event which promoted scientific enquiry, liberty, and modern values of secularism.
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2. During the second world war when Jews were being sent to work in concentration camps and eventually to gas chambers, a German industrialist named Oskar Schindler saved the lives of hundreds of Jews by showing them as special skilled workers and bribing the Nazi officials for them. A Steven Spielberg movie by the name ” Schindler’s List” is based on his life. Today 1200 descendants of the people he saved are alive and they call themselves SchindlerJuden in respect of the man who saved their forefathers.


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3. Prior to 1965 there were gender segregation Jim Crow laws in USA. On December 1, 1965 a woman named Rosa Parks refused to sit in segregated ” coloured ” section in the bus in Alabama state. She was arrested for civil disobedience. Her act of defiance is celebrated as pivotal movement in the US civil rights.


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4. In 1981, Pope John Paul 2 survived an assassination attempt. Four days later he forgave his would-be assassin. This act of forgiveness will always be remembered.


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5. In 1989 there was a massive pro democracy protest at Tiananmen Square, Beijing China, which was led by student activists. A powerful image of a man standing in front of the tank surfaced which is still a symbol of resistance against state oppression, and indomitable human courage.


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