7 Mistakes That Changed History The subject of history is quiet intriguing in itself. Several decisions have led to events that led to some huge outcomes. But not every decision has proved to be the best one. We take you through some of the silliest mistakes that not just had grave consequences but altered the course of history! 1. Sinking of the titanic: Well, can you believe that the Titanic sunk because of a missing key? Oh yes, the ship’s crash with the iceberg which got it down, could’ve been avoided if the ship’s officer had an access to a set of simple binoculars. One of the theory that looks into the sinking of the unsinkable points that the ship’s second officer David Blair was replaced last minute by another guy Charles Lightoller, who had more experience working on giant ships. While Blair, saw the ship leave off the harbour he forgot he had keys in his pocket to a locker. This locker had those binoculars which would’ve help the officer to see the iceberg much before and he could have averted this clash. 2. Berlin wall came down because of a wrong speech: The berlin wall which stood symbolic of the barrier between democracy and communism, came down in 1989, as a result of an accident! Apparently East Germany had decided to relax the travel restrictions across the borders. Günter Schabowski, an East Germany politician, was given the charge of informing the people about these relaxations through a press conference. NowSchabowskidid not read the paper before he stepped up podium. The speech was very long and boring one but it got everyone’s attention as he started to talk about relaxation in travel rules between the borders. So someone immediately asked when it would take effect? Unable to find the answer in the pages, he just said "Immediately, right away." The crowds went crazy and the military fell back to handle it. The berlin wall was now down! 3. Nazis lost Normandy: Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was a great battlefield tactician was put in charge of defending Europe from the Allied invasion towards the ending phase. The day of the invasion 6th June 1944. Rommel was on off to celebrate his wife’s birthday. Survivors recount that had he been present the end result would have been different. By the time Rommel could figure anything and get back the Allies had captured 5 beaches already. 4. A wrong turn started WWI: The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria started the world war I. two attempts were made that day for his assassination but the first one was evaded by his chauffer carefully deflecting the bombs that were thrown on their car. Though lives were lost Archduke and duchess were saved. He then expressed his desire to go and see the victims. On the way to the hospital, the chauffeur took a wrong turn, leading them straight to his assassins. Two shots were fired claiming the lives of duke and his duchess setting off the world war I. 5. The Wicked Bible: The Bible printed by the royal printer from London in 1631 was termed as The Wicked Bible because it made a huge printing error. In The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:14), because of a mistake from the printers’ end, the word ‘not’ in the sentence “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery” was omitted. It thus unknowingly promoted adultery! WhenKing Charles I found out, he took the business license away from the printers, fined their wages for a year and ordered all copies be burned. Today, there are only 11 copies of 'The Wicked Bible' remain. 6. Joseph Stalin’s Death: Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin died a death due to his own paranoia! The leader was in a constant fear of being assassinated. His fear was so deep that even his security was not allowed to enter his room without his permission. At the same time his guards too did not muster the courage to go and check on him if he’s in any emergency. But once they entered the room and found him lying helpless and trembling. Then doctors were called to examine him. 4 days post this, Stalin was declared dead, a victim of massive heart stroke. 7. Constantinople fell due to an unlocked door: Constantinople was known as the impenetrable city due to its strong guard and thick walls! Its fall in 1453 AD caused the entire renaissance movement, bringing in with the Ottoman Empire. But this was only possible due to an unlocked door! The ottomans discovered this flaw and targeted the same area of the gate. Ottomans began pouring in the slaughter of Romans began! Do let us know if you know of any other such significant historical events which overtime shaped the world! Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to our channel for more such interesting videos.