So the great men lived their lives and in the process made ours not so great. One thing that remains undeniable is that history is more than just the battles and the wars that we hear about. History is history because it is through it that the basics of how human kind lives change. Is there a day that ever passes without you having touched your phone? Isn’t the discovery the same a history that positively impacted you?
In the next couple of days, you shall read about the various historical events that had a long lasting effect on the world right from here.
So let us get started.
- 9/11 Attacks on the World Trade Centre
In a past article, we talked about how the Al-Qaida organized the 9/11 attacks. You are already aware of how they used 4 hijacked planes and crashed them intentionally in New York bringing about enormous destruction on 11th of September 2001. Probably you are now asking yourself how this actually affected the world! One outstanding effect of the attacks is that there was a Global War in fighting terrorism.
All the many antiterrorism laws that we see passed in various parts of the world and in particular the US, were as a result of the attacks. The stereotyping of Muslims as being terrorists especially in the USA was also due to the 9/11 attacks.
It is also believed that the US invaded Afghanistan to depose the Taliban and Iraq war in year 2003 due to the attacks. When the stock markets were closed for six days, the functioning of the world economy was equally impacted.
- Muhammad is born in 570 A.D.
The birth of Prophet Muhammad is not significant for that being the day his birth date is marked but rather the start of the Islam religion. Muhammad was the founder as well as the promulgator of one of the world’s most influential religion. Islam is far past the terror that some people have come to associate it with. The religion has acted as a bridge between knowledge and discovery of outstanding scientific facts. Its main aspiration is to be the prophecy of love. Some of the significant discoveries that have been made include the Mariner’s compass, the pinhole camera, Urdu literature and the Islamic architecture.
Having set the stage for Italian Renaissance and Crusades, one can view Islam as having gone past Al-Qaeda.
- Christianity Birth
Christianity had its impact on the world in that men became more literate. The missionaries had to establish schools so as to teach people on how to read. They travelled to different parts of the world teaching the people on how to read and write. In addition to that, they also built healthcare and welfare centers.
Had it not been for the authoritative church, probably the world would have lost it on science research and investigations.
As I told you above, in the coming articles I will tell you more about the many other historical events that have impacted the world. Stay tuned so as to learn more.