Aha! Finally found the book.......

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  1. Scarlett O.

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    Here's Life magazine's countdown on their 100 most important (for the good OR for the bad) events of the last millennium. I'll just list their top 25, from 25th place to 1st place. See if you agree or not.

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    • 25. Marconi's wireless communication (radio)</font>
    • 24. the train</font>
    • 23. theory of gravity</font>
    • 22. penicillin</font>
    • 21. the black plague</font>
    • 20. the telephone</font>
    • 19. the Magna Carta</font>
    • 18. the Crusades</font>
    • 17. Ford's Model T</font>
    • 16. Enola Gay's dropping of the A-bombs</font>
    • 15. Darwin's Origin of the Species</font>
    • 14. first television broadcast</font>
    • 13. eradication of small pox</font>
    • 12. slavery in the United States</font>
    • 11. Thomas Edison's contributions</font>
    • 10. the compass changing nautical travel</font>
    • 9. Adolph Hilter's reign of terror</font>
    • 8. The Declaration of Independence</font>
    • 7. gunpowder weapons</font>
    • 6. germ theory</font>
    • 5. Galileo's telescope</font>
    • 4. the Industrial Revolution</font>
    • 3. The Reformation</font>
    • 2. Christopher Columbus</font>
    And their number one choice?????

    You guessed it by now....Gutenberg's printing of the Bible.

    I just printed the top 25 as your interest level may not keep up with all 100.

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  2. Joseph_Botwinick

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    I think I would have ranked the fall of the Berlin Wall and Soviet Union a lot higher. I wonder where these events rank in this list.

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  3. Scarlett O.

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    I looked. The rise and the fall of communist Soviet Union was #45 on the list. It appears they were both considered equal in value. The book discussed the rebellion of 1917, the rise of the Soviet Union, and its collapse in 1989.

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  4. Kayla

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    #15 we could have done without
     
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    Kayla
    Personally I had that feeling more with #9 and #21.


    The list is a little Americanocentric (not that there is anything wrong with that in an American magazine).
    I mean slavery in the US simply does not warrant a 12th place.
     
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    I would have moved up the Black Death several spots. and probably demoted Hitler a bit, along with eradication of smallpox — since we're not sure it's eradicated any more.

    Where's the Enlightenment?
     

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