The protests in Egypt have created a great deal of international attention, and almost certainly will result in the ousting of President Mubarak. Let's take a look at some other famous revolutions in history.
Circa 10,000 B.C.: The Agricultural Revolution introduces the domestication of plants and animals, paving the groundwork for human civilization. Viewed in a negative light by most non-human academic sources.
1688: The Glorious Revolution: the Dutch invade England, overthrow the king, and install a new ruler. English too distracted by shiny new bill of rights to notice.
1776: After lying dormant for almost two thousand years, democracy is resurrected in the exact same form as it was last seen: exclusive to property-owning white men.
1789: The French people topple the Ancien Régime and replace it with…another monarch. Who then launched a series of wars that ruined the country. And they were still ruled by monarchs for decades afterward. OK, shitty example, I guess.
18th-19th Century: The Industrial Revolution gives young children the right to die in the coal mine of their choosing.
1917: The Bolsheviks overthrow the Romanov dynasty, mainly to show them how totalitarianism and genocide are properly done.
1968: John Lennon tells fans they can "count [him] out" if they plan to change society through violence. Lennon has no objection to changing the Beatles through violence, however, and later breaks George Harrison's nose.
1981: The Reagan Revolution frees the upper class and corporate interests from the shackles of only mildly obscene wealth.