Each month, The Atlantic poses a “Big Question” to a variety of experts and public figures.
The answers, and the questions themselves, are often fascinating. Especially this month.
The question: “What day most changed the course of history?”
As befitting a modern media outlet, The Atlantic also turned to Twitter to let influencers weigh in.
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) February 21, 2013
Our favorite answers:
October 28, 312, the (future) Emperor Constantine begins to accept Christianity.#BigQuestion
— Josh Baxt (@JoshBaxt) February 21, 2013
— Zach (@zrau) February 21, 2013
August 6, 1945: The U.S. military dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, forever changing the way wars are fought. #BigQuestion
— Amped Up! Rich (@fuzztone71) February 21, 2013
— Eoin Murphy (@EoinMur) February 21, 2013
— Abigail Grace Murdy (@agmurdy) February 21, 2013
January 22, 1970 the Boeing 747 entered service making air travel affordable to the masses #BigQuestion
— Brett Knoss (@BrettKnoss) February 21, 2013
— Kenny Mathieson (@KennyMathieson) February 21, 2013
What would your answer be?
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