Which historical event had the biggest impact on humanity?

There have been many landmarks in the evolution of history. Here’s my list of important historical events that had the biggest impact on humanity according to me. Although numbered below, they are in no particular order of importance.

  1. The big bang.
  2. The creation of the Earth.
  3. The creation of the moon.
  4. The evolution of life.
  5. The first critter to stand on two legs.
  6. The election of the first black president in U.S. history, a country that formerly supported slavery.
  7. The original Star Trek TV show with Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner being cancelled after only 3 years on the air.
  8. The Wright Brothers.
  9. John Glenn.
  10. Rosa Parks not moving to the back of the bus.
  11. The Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  12. The day the Berlin Wall fell.
  13. The Beatles.
  14. The Internet.

Skinny Dipping in the Adirondacks

When I was a young boy we used to go hiking in the Adirondacks. My father would sling an ax over his shoulder and my mother and her three boys would set out on an adventure in the mountains.

We would come across leantoos. This is basically a wooden shack with a roof and one side open to the elements. It was shelter provided by the park service. We’d set up camp and spend the night.

Leantoo in the Adirondack Mountains, New York State.
Typical leantoo in the Adirondack Mountains.

I was the youngest of three boys and although these were really cool adventures, my brothers were 8 and 10 years older than me, so I used to complain a lot about all the walking.

Some of the places we visited had water falls and pools of deep, cold and fresh water. Because nobody thought to bring bathing suits, they went skinny dipping.

Now, don’t try. They’re watching from the sky.

Specialized spy satellites that can photograph things as small as a fist are flying above us. I can even see the junk in my backyard by searching Google Earth, and word is the governments have even better satellites flying at over 17,000 mph about 200 miles above.