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Old 05-11-2011, 08:35 PM
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If you could witness an event in history, what would it be? Personally, the Battle of Jutland, the Battle of Mobile Bay or the CSS Virginia vs the USS Monitor would be right up there.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:40 PM
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1.the birth of jesus christ
2. my grandma's birth in march of 1923
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the CSS virgina and the monitor would be great to see. but mine would be to be in my home town and see the people light up when the state broke away from the union.and to see the battle of kings mtn and guilford courthouse.
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The planting of Old Glory on Mt. Surabachi! And the surrender of Japan aboard the USS Missouri! Dale
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little bighorn, 1876,
deadwood, 1876,
chicago, 1929, 1934,
fort sumter, 1861,
gettysburg, 1863,
st joseph, 1882,
san antonio, 1836,
gibsland, 1934,
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I would want to be in a good position to fire and kill Oswald as he tried to kill the President.
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Walk on the moon.....or Arizona or Death Valley or wherever the heck it was.
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The look on Al Capones' face when he was sentenced to prison.
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eleven years for tax evasion, cya al.
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I always used to lament to my father that he had been so lucky to have been in the first wave of the Invasion of Normandy at Juno beach, and to have survived, and seen it all.

His reply was usually; "Yeah. I was lucky."
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Lexington and Concord.
I wouldn't have minded seeing (from a suitable disance) the meteor strike that produced Meteor Crater in Arizona. I'd REALLY liked to have seen the one at Chicxlub (sp?) that did it for the dinosaurs.
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Among others:

The driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Point, Utah, May 10, 1869.

Wright brothers first powered flight, Kittyhawk, NC, 1903.

Cleveland Indians World Series Win (these days I'll settle for a winning season).
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:23 AM
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Wright brothers first powered flight, Kittyhawk, NC, 1903.
+1 on that!

And:

Wilbur Wright's 45 MINUTE flight in 1905

Lincoln Beachey 1913

Hindenburg explosion, Lakehurst, New Jersey, 1939

Hiroshima, Japan 1945

Kennedy assassination 1963

Land Speed Wars, Bonneville, Utah 1965-66 including Summers Brothers Goldenrod wheel-driven record and Art Arfons' 600mph jet car crash (he was bruised)
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Battles of

The Alamo.

San Jacinto.

Breitenfeld.

Cannae.

Chalons/Catalaunian fields.
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Battle of the Little Big Horn
Sinking of the Titanic
Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Mississippi
Battle of Little Bohemia
Robbery of the First National Bank of Mason City, Iowa
Shootout at Barrington, Illinois
Ambush at Gibsland, Louisiana
A hunt at RM Goring's Carinhall
MacArthur planning the Inchon Invasion
Aldrin and Armstrong walk on the moon
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People are still buying that, eh?

I would want to witness the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

I would also like to have ridden the river with Sam Clemens...
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The surrender ceremony on the U.S.S. Missouri.
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Lewis and Clark expedition
John Wesley Powell's expedition on the Colorado
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The grassy knoll
Catch Jack the ripper just before his first murder
Signing of the Declaration of Independence
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Before Senator Jack Ryan walked into the stripclub I would smack him and send him back home to his wife. For those that don't know him, Sen. Ryan (better known for his now ex-wife actress Jeri Ryan) went to a strip club, got into a scandal and resigned. His seat was taken over by a then unknown Barack Hussein Obama.
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Watch Krakatoa erupt...safely.
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Well, I guess I would have offed hitler. But my biggest fantisy would be to take a team of good recorders and modern equipment, go back in time and interview many people to publish. Founding fathers, mountain men and the like.
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The Declaration of Arbroath, April 6th, 1320. This document "which asserted Scotland's sovereignty over English territorial claims, and which was an influence on the American Declaration of Independence" in conjunction with the Magna Carta in 1215 form the basis for the recogntion that no man is above the law, that all men have rights, and that leaders are ultimately responsible to the people they lead.
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I would have to go with the resurrection and the last supper. There are some questions I'd like to ask.
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I would like to have been there observing when God separated night and day or any/all of that busy week.... I'd like to introduce the show on the New Reality channel.

And I'd like to be there to observe when the current Resident is run out of town on a rail.
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I wouldn't mind being in the room when those brave men signed the Deceleration of Independence.

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You would have had to sat there for several months if you wanted to see everyones signature. Originally only Handcock signed it.
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If I could I'd like to have witnessed the meteor strike in Russia back in 1909, Krakatoa eruption, and maybe Pompeii too. Lucy and the rest of her tribe strolling thru Kenya. The caves being decorated in France a way back when.
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Bill and Monica. With a camera. Pictures to go to the impeachment proceedings....

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The birth of our current president.

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I would like to witness the Perp Walk of BHO out of the White House.
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The crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.

The Wright brothers' first flight.

My own birth.
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Since Bill Clinton was impeached, I assume you mean with pictures to go to the Senate trial at which he was acquitted.
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Since Bill Clinton was impeached, I assume you mean with pictures to go to the Senate trial at which he was acquitted.
Yup. I think the pictures might have swayed a few politically-motivated Senators. A picture is often worth a thousand words.

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Midway, June 4, 1942. Be there-with a video camera-to keep George Gay company while the 4 Japanese fleet carriers were struck and the tide of the Pacific War turned.

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The battle between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812.
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I would have loved to be there when that Son of a Taurus called Buzz Aldrin liar. I just love it when Buzz punches him out.
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Samuel d'Champlain shooting the Indians.
Rogers Rangers at Fort Ticonderoga.
The masacre at Ft. William Henry.
The house wife in Willsborough that gave the British scouting party food and drink, while her son went and got the militia to capture them.
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Dec. 6, 1941 at Pearl Harbor so I could tell someone "Hey the Japs are attacking tomorrow!"

Put me on a landing craft at Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944 with an M1 Carbine and a Registered Magnum on my hip.

Go back in time to the 1950's and go to a Major League baseball game so I can see how the game is really supposed to be played before guys got paid $15 million a year and need steroids to perform.

Go to Paterson, NJ in 1836 and see the first commercial Colt revolver being made.

Be a Colonian militiaman at Lexington, KY to fire the first shot of the Revolution.

Smoke a J with Jimi Hendrix.
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When the aliens landed and showed the Egyptians how to build the pyramids.
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My grandfather at Chateau Thierry in the War to End all Wars.
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The signing of the Magna Carta in 1215. It is considered to be the foundation of constitutional law, recognizing the natural rights of the individual.

The Constitutional Convention in 1787, to warn them not to do it. George Mason was right.
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The opening skirmish from the tower at Gettysburg, and Pickett's charge.
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I wouldn't mind being with James Marshall while he was inspecting the mill-race at Sutter's sawmill on that January morning of 1848.
Seeing the shoot out at the OK corral from Fly's photo studio would be exciting too.
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