• His taking the new job was one of the most momentous events of the entire 20th Century.

    FORBES: Connect

  • Some commentators on Mr Thom's work question whether the momentous events of history can really be called catastrophes, using the word in the sense that they were totally unexpected interruptions of an ordered existence.

    ECONOMIST: René Thom

  • Yet the momentous events of the century also kept intruding, among them the European revolutions of 1848, the Crimean war, the Indian Mutiny and the American civil war, this last causing such a boom in cotton prices that Egypt's rulers binged the country into ruin.

    ECONOMIST: The Suez Canal

  • Born in New York City a few months after the 1929 stock market crash sent the world spiraling into the Great Depression, Dr. Schlesinger has witnessed many of the most momentous events of the past century - and played a central role in many of them.

    CENTERFORSECURITYPOLICY: Center For Security Policy

  • If the events are momentous, they still need the impact of years and decades to be judged.

    FORBES

  • The White House dismissed these humiliations as negligible glitches in an otherwise momentous, historic chain of happy events.

    CENTERFORSECURITYPOLICY: Arrest Assad, Don't Treat with Him

  • Perhaps, reasoned observers, Kim Jong-Il would choose the momentous occasion to finally announce a successor, much as his father had done during the birthday events of 1980.

    CENTERFORSECURITYPOLICY: The House of Kim

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