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turning point

Maths a stationary point at which the first derivative of a function changes sign, so that typically its graph does not cross a horizontal tangent

Turning Point

site of first A-bomb explosion; heralded atomic age (1945). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 11]
disastrous invasion of Russia; sealed Nazi fate (1941–1943). [Eur. Hist.: Hitler, 888–921, 922–955]
Caesar crosses Rubicon
defying Roman law, Caesar moves to consolidate power (49 B.C.). [Rom. Hist.: EB, 3: 575–580]
Cannonade of Valmy
dawn of modern warfare (1792). [Eur. Hist.: Fuller, II, 346–369]
first European use of gunpowder (by British) in battle (1346). [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 382–385]
Allied invasion of France during WWII (June 6, 1944). [Eur. Hist.: Fuller, III, 562–567]
El Alamein
“Desert Fox” outfoxed; Allies gained upper hand (1943). [Eur. Hist.: Fuller, III, 494–502]
Fall of Constantinople
associated with end of Middle Ages (1453). [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 398]
Gettysburg, Battle of
the deathblow of the Confederacy (1863). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 199]
Golden Spurs, Battle of
early victory of infantry over mounted knights (1302). [Eur. Hist.: EB, IV: 608]
Hastings, Battle of
Norman conquest; last successful invasion of Britain (1066). [Br. Hist.: Harbottle, 107]
Khe Sanh
savage siege marks turning point in Vietnam (1968). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 620]
Magna Charta
beginning of British democratic system (1215). [Br. Hist.: Bishop, 49–52, 213]
Marston Moor
deciding battle of British Civil War (1644). [Br. Hist.: Harbottle, 154]
decisive American victory over Japanese in WWII (1942). [Am. Hist.: Fuller, III, 470–477]
Moon Landing
astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin make history (1969). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2579–2581]
95 Theses
Martin Luther presented his theses at Wittenberg (1517). [Eur. Hist.: EB, 11: 188–196]
Origin of Species
Darwin’s revolutionary theory of human evolution (1859). [Science: NCE, 721–722]
Spanish Armada
Britain supplanted Spain as master of the sea. [Br. Hist.: Harbottle, 19]
Arab onslaught halted by Franks under Charles Martel (732). [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 19]
theory of relativity
Einstein’s contribution to the space-time relationship. [Science: NCE, 843–844]
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Some famous events accelerate the pace of change but other, more momentous turning points in history create a world which is very different than it was before," Child said.
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