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Old 02-06-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: The City
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Declaration of Independence

and

The US Constitution

From an American standpoint probably the most significant events anywhere
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Probably because of how large the event was; it would be a disaster now. Our freeways significance have grown more since than. Besides, knowing how Houston is; they'd move the event to Tom Bass Park.
lol, that would be boring. It would be nicer downtown. The bars and restaurants would not be able to handle it though

I heard that one of the astronauts on Challenger was involved in the planning of the concert and was supposed to play his sax from space, but unfortunately the spaceship blew up
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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Declaration of Independence

and

The US Constitution

From an American standpoint probably the most significant events anywhere
pffft those thing are minor. Nothing of historical significance from Phily.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Houston-

Dredging of Buffalo Bayou- 1914
Democratic National Convention- 1924
Republican National Convention- 1992
SuperBowl 2004
Hurricanes Rita and Ike, and TS Alison
Opening of Rice in 1912
Gulf Freeway opening in 1948
Astrodome opens in 1965
Houston Spoken on the moon in 1969 (not actually in the city, but significant for the city...)
Arab Oil Embargo of the 70's
Rendezvous Houston in 1986- largest outdoor concert at the time
Rockets Championships in 94 and 95
Enron Scandal 2001
Lee Brown elected first Black Mayor in 97
Annise Parker Elected first openly lesbian Mayor in 2009
The objective is to pick one of if you can't decide maybe two. Not to list all of the significant stuff that happened in your city.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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For LA probably the 1992 riots.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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The objective is to pick one of if you can't decide maybe two. Not to list all of the significant stuff that happened in your city.
Its not all the significant events, its just a list of my favorites.
chill
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Overall I would say the Chicago Fire, but in the past century I don't know what it would be.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Overall I would say the Chicago Fire, but in the past century I don't know what it would be.
Obama
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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In NYC I'm not sure I'd pick 9/11, which I feel was far more significant for the nation as a whole than for the city itself. It clearly changed things in NYC, but in many ways we've returned to our normal set of problems--schools, budgets, taxes, real estate, ciity services--in fairly quick order, while the new Freedom Tower is half-built and the recession's effects are ebbing. This is ten years out, but histocially that's not much time.

I'd say of far more lasting importance in NYC this century was the fiscal crisis of 1975, when the city effectively ran out of money and the NY Daily News famously paraphrased Pres. Ford's refusal to send federal aid-- Ford to City: Drop Dead. That cirisis forced everyone to realize that the big important things here had changed and would never be the same--the mnaufacturing sector gone, the huge unsustainable welfare rolls, the high crime and ineffective policing, the ugly and broken mass transit system, the inept city budgetary process, and so on and so on. I think every big city initiative since then has been a response, on some level, to the fiscal crisis and the realization that we'll never be able do things the same way again. We' have to reinvent what we do, how we do it, and how we pay for it. And to a large extent, we have.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Overall I would say the Chicago Fire, but in the past century I don't know what it would be.
You could start with the 1968 Democrat National Convention.
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