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Events that have reset the course of history.

Where were you on 11 September 2001? What about the day the Berlin Wall came down? Closer to home, if you were in Victoria on Saturday 7 February 2009 you’ll recall an otherworldly combination of heat and wind. And you’ll also remember waking up on Sunday to the horrifying realities of the bushfires now known as Black Saturday.

Every day, world history is being written anew. Here are some books examining momentous events on dates that are destined to be etched in our collective consciousness.