If You Could Change History Which Events Would You Change ?

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  1. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    I think I would try to save Brian Epstein their manager . Had he lived , the Beatles might have stayed together longer then they did.
     
  2. Harpo

    Harpo *Chuckles*

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    Then their next few albums would have been very different, and in the early 70s (assuming they still write the songs they wrote, but as Beatles material) we wouldn't have had "All Things Must Pass" or "Band On The Run" or "Imagine" (et cetera) as we know them
     
  3. WaylanderToo

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    dare I ask?
     
  4. dannymcg

    dannymcg Raoul Mitgong won't help

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    Until the accursed mini came along girls always wore stockings and suspenders. These showed below the mini so they all started wearing tights instead, found them more convenient, and continued even when hemlines fell again.
     
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  6. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    Even so, I would still try to save Brian Epstein.


    One thing I definitely would do is I would make sure the police were on hand to grab Mark David Chapman before he got anywhere near John Lennon.
     
  7. Harpo

    Harpo *Chuckles*

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    You can't do 1967 and 1980 as well - otherwise we all want two turns.
     
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  8. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    I would told the allies to shoot and kill Otto Skorzeny on sight.
     
  9. WaylanderToo

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    Otto S is a weird one. Just like Hans-Ulrich Rudel an unrepentant Nazi but someone you can't help but 'admire' in some regards
     
  10. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    There is nothing to admire about him, he was a very bad man who caused alot of deaths during the war and after. He trained the PLO and other insurgency groups. The world would be better place had they shot him in 1947.
     
  11. Lafayette

    Lafayette Well-Known Member

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    The Lincoln assassination. If he had lived the civil rights movement may have come sooner and been more effective and productive. Also, unlike Andrew Johnson he would have been more able to pull the country back together and may have prevented the carpetbaggers sowing more hatred in the south than there was already.

    I wonder if Elvis would have been better off without Colonel Parker. I believe Elvis wanted to be a real artist and not a commercial. The Colonel wanted the sure and fast buck. As most of us know and feel to be a real artist you need to take some chances.

    Two other people I wish that could have stayed longer was Bob Ross and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Stevie Ray was a great musician that had potential of being even greater. Bob Ross spread a lot of good showing people that they are capable of creating beauty too with a paint brush.

    The other event that comes to mind was the vindictive treatment of Germany after WWI. I know the French and British had good reasons for feeling the way they did, but their ways didn't prevent the seeds of hatred being planted and then being reaped by Hitler and the Nazis.
     
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  12. dannymcg

    dannymcg Raoul Mitgong won't help

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    Just another one to toss into the ring, if Walter Raleigh had a potato allergy and became very ill after trying one....
    Would he then not have introduced them to Britain?
    So no population boom in Ireland, therefore no potato blight famine and thus no mass emigration to America.
    Would the Dutch have kept control? Would New York still be New Amsterdam?
    Would speaking Good American Dutch be how Presidential speeches were given instead of American English?
     
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