Usually, people plan their professional and private life in detail. They make appointments, organise conferences, set dates for events, and arrange rendezvous. But have you ever thought about which of the world’s major events and decisions were the result of spontaneous, unplanned meetings? Members of our editorial team traced this question and pondered the impact of chance on shaping the world around us. Delve into the role of fortuity in influencing European history by clicking through the map!