The 20 Most Important Events in Human History

History is infinitely, impossibly complex. Even the tiniest event can have a long-lasting and far-reaching impact on the future. But every now and then, there’s an event which puts a pin in the timeline of history, an event which becomes a defining and important entry in the long log book of human existence.

Here we count down the twenty-five most important events in all of human history. These range from the small (the life and death of one man) to large scale (the deaths of millions). It’s impossible to think about the history of our species without acknowledging the importance of these events, so where should we even begin?

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