Religion: Fourth in Importance

To publicize a new history book, Publishers Grosset & Dunlap asked a panel of 28 historians, educators and journalists (including Authors Stuart Chase and Raymond Moley, Journalists Ernest K. Lindley and Virginius Dabney) to rate the 100 most significant events in history. First place: Columbus' discovery of America. Second: Gutenberg's development of movable type. Eleven events tied for third place. Tied for fourth place: U.S. Constitution takes effect, ether makes surgery painless, X ray discovered, Wright brothers' plane flies, Jesus Christ is crucified.

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