From what I read on Amazon, some of the events these historians picked were, Salem Witch Trials, the day Lincoln was shot, The Scopes "monkey" Trials, the Lewis and Clark expedition crossing the Continental Divide and so on.
What I want to ask you is this: If you could witness just one event in history, what would it be? And unlike the book, you don't need to restrict yourself to the US only. Feel free to pick any part of the world!
If I could time travel back into the past, I would like to have been there when Jawaharlal Nehru made his famous "Tyrst With Destiny" speech at the stroke of midnight on Aug 15, 1947 when India declared her independence from British rule.
At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance..... We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again.
I still get goosebumps anytime I read or hear these words!