Back in my freshman year of college, I had a commie-pacifist history professor who refused to teach about anything involving the military or wars. Overall, it was kind of a stupid teaching strategy (try going from the Great Depression to the Fifties without mentioning a war), but it nonetheless made me realize how often wars are the focus of history at the expense of other factors.
So here's a challenge. How about highlighting the biggest military and non-military events of the day?
My ancestors fought cave bears so I could make this post.