Today, we're going to look at yesterday. And all the yesterdays before it.
What would you do if you could travel back in time? How far would you go back? Who would you see and what would you say to them? Would you take the chance and interact with them, possibly creating a paradox and altering the future of the future? Would you be more subtle and perhaps leave a note of advice? Maybe a checklist of minor catastrophes to avoid?
Would you talk to yourself? Your parents? Some great historical figure?
Maybe attend a concert. See Elvis Presley live, or watch Beethoven's Fifth Symphony for the first time ever.
Would you play the assassin and take out Hitler before he came to power? Or advise him to continue painting and avoid politics at all costs?
Go back and tell Billy Buckner to bear down in the 9th, that the ball might take a funny bounce on him?
Visit the Library in Alexandria before it burned.
Don't limit yourself. Take your time and be specific.
If you have some issues with dates, you can check out This Day in History at history.com. It provides a full year calendar and you can scroll around, find out some pretty cool things.
Also, check out I Go Back to May 1937 by Sharon Olds for one possible take, or really two different takes in one.