The rapid rise and equally rapid fall of K.Rudd.
Each event spectacular and history-making in it's own way.
Earlier this week, Malcolm Turnbull, of all people, wrote the most elegant, eloquent and deeply empathetic epitaph.
"As I watched the downfall of a man with whom I had battled day after day, I could feel the cruel emptiness engulfing him.
Someone asked me what I would say to him. There is nothing you can say. All I could think was: ''Someone should give this poor bastard a hug.''